Smith & Wesson has issued a Safety Recall on the Walther PPK/S Pistols.
Smith & Wesson has identified a condition that may exist in certain PPK and
PPK/S pistols which may permit a round to be discharged without the trigger
being pulled. When the manual safety is disengaged, Smith & Wesson's Product
Engineering Group has determined that the possibility exists in certain
firearms that lowering the hammer may cause a chambered round to fire. This
recall applies to all Walther PPK and PPK/S pistols manufactured by Smith &
Wesson from March 21, 2002, until February 3, 2009.
If you have one of these pistols; STOP USING YOUR PISTOL AND RETURN IT TO
SMITH & WESSON AT ONCE.
Any unintended discharge of a firearm has the potential for causing injury,
and we ask that you stop using your pistol immediately. To facilitate the
repair of your pistol, please contact Smith & Wesson's customer service
department to receive instructions for the return of your pistol to Smith &
When you return your pistol to Smith & Wesson, they will replace the
existing hammer block feature with a new part at no cost to you. Your
firearm will be returned as quickly and efficiently as possible.