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Winchester XPR Rifle Recall
« on: December 13, 2015, 12:11:56 PM »
http://www.winchesterguns.com/library/articles/detail.asp?id=746



 

In our continual product testing, we have learned of an issue that is important to the safety of all XPR owners. It has come to our attention that a manipulation of the safety switch may cause movement in the trigger system that could result in unintended firing of certain XPR rifles.

WARNING: Do not load or shoot any XPR rifle until it has been returned to our service center and received a retrofit. Failure to follow this warning may result in a risk of harm, including serious personal injury or death to you and others.

In order to exercise an abundance of caution on behalf of all XPR owners, we have decided to replace certain trigger group parts at no charge. This will require that all XPR rifles are sent to our service facility for a retrofit. We respectfully require all owners to return their rifles for the retrofit.

All of us at Winchester Repeating Arms understand how inconvenient this is. We are aware that hunting seasons are open all across the country. But, in our commitment to safety, we request that you follow the details provided in coming days on how to return your rifle for retrofit. In no way does the retrofit of your XPR affect its inherent accuracy, durability, handling ease or overall performance.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTACTING US ABOUT HOW TO RECEIVE THE RETROFIT FOR YOUR RIFLE ARE FOUND BELOW.

IMPORTANT SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS:

In the interest of safety, do not load or shoot any XPR rifle until it has been returned to our service center and received the retrofit.
Never attempt to repetitively manipulate the safety lever or button of any firearm.
Unfortunately, failing to return any XPR rifle(s) for retrofit may create a risk of harm, including serious personal injury or death to you and others.
It goes without saying; never point any firearm at anything you do not intend to shoot.
Thank you again for your understanding,

 

CALL NOW.

For more details on how to return your rifle for retrofitting, or if you are unsure if your rifle is included in the recall,  or if you have any questions about this recall notice, call or e-mail us right now.

Email:  XPR@winchesterguns.com

 Toll Free: 1-800-727-4312






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Re: Winchester XPR Rifle Recall
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2015, 10:45:23 PM »
Don't disregard this ... I had an unintended discharge for this very same reason (the manufacturer will remain nameless, they fixed the problem) when we were gathered around the vehicle after a pheasant hunt.  Luckily the gun was pointed at the ground in a safe direction. Had it not been, somebody could have been seriously hurt.  Ever seen what a 12 ga with bird shot can do at 3 or 4 yrds?  It ain't pretty!