Rossi safety warning: Some revolvers may fire if dropped
By Chris Eger
The warning involves guns made between 2005 and 2017 and covers models R351, R352, R461, R462, R851, R971, and R972. (Photo: Rossi)
Rossi has issued what they term to be a voluntary safety warning for their .38 Special and .357 Magnum-caliber revolvers that may, under certain circumstances, fire if dropped.
The warning involves guns made between 2005 and 2017 and covers models R351, R352, R461, R462, R851, R971, and R972 with serial numbers beginning with the letter Y, Z, or A through K.
“Rossi is developing inspection and repair solutions,” says the company in a release. “Rossi will make every effort possible to ensure Rossi Revolvers will be inspected, serviced if necessary, and returned to customers in a prompt, timely fashion.”
Since the late 1990s, Rossi’s revolvers have been made under contract by Taurus. Rossi does not have any handguns currently listed in their 2018 catalog but does list BrazTech-marked revolvers as having a lifetime repair policy.
Those with a revolver that may be part of the safety warning should stop using the gun and go to www.RossiSafetyNotice.com where they can verify their serial number and find further instructions. Alternatively, consumers can call (855) 982-8787 for assistance.
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