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Mandatory Safety Upgrade for certain SIG P238 pistols...

Discussion in 'The Sig Sauer Club' started by DJ Niner, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

    Feb 13, 2001
    North-Central USA

    Dear SIG SAUER Customer:

    SIG SAUER, Inc. has initiated a Mandatory Safety Upgrade pertaining to our new Model P238™ pistols. We have determined that a small number of P238 pistols may have safety levers that are not manufactured to factory specifications. Under certain conditions, it may be possible for the lever not to be completely engaged in the safe position. In this condition, the gun will not fire when the trigger is pulled. However, when the safety lever is moved to the off position, the hammer may fall, with the remote possibility that the gun could fire unintentionally, thus creating a risk of injury or death.

    There have been no reports of any injuries or mishaps; however, in accordance with SIG SAUER, Inc.’s commitment to provide customers with the highest quality products and services, we are issuing a P238 Mandatory Safety Upgrade, to return the identified product to factory specifications. Upon receipt of the firearm, SIG SAUER will, at no cost to the owner, eliminate the risk identified above by replacing the subject part and performing functional upgrades that have been incorporated into the P238, subsequent to its introduction. SIG SAUER will return the firearm, pre-paid, to the owner as quickly as possible.

    If you have a SIG SAUER P238 with a serial number between DA000501 and DA003216, please cease use of the firearm immediately. Not all P238s within the identified serial number range are affected; therefore, it is imperative that you contact us via the UPGRADE HOT LINE at 1 (866) 446-1914. An operator will take your information and confirm if your firearm is required to be returned for Upgrading. If necessary, you will receive a certified package from SIG SAUER that will contain a UPS shipping return label, a Return Merchandise Authorization Number, and a box to return the firearm. Simply affix the provided UPS shipping label to the supplied box (completely covering the existing shipping label) and bring the box to a designated UPS drop-off location. Please be certain to include the magazine along with the original SIG SAUER blue gun box. If you have questions or would like further information, you may contact SIG SAUER CUSTOMER SERVICE at 603-772-2302 (Choose Option # 3).

    We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your immediate cooperation in the return of your P238 handgun.


    SIG SAUER, Inc.
  2. Old news... The recall was issued in the summer of 2009.

  3. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

    Feb 13, 2001
    North-Central USA
    Yeah, I found that out after I asked that it be Stickied (why don't they date those safety notice/press release pages? That's dumb.). You make that sound like it was way back in the middle ages -- that was last Summer, less than a year ago (dang young pups :supergrin: ).

    However, there may be a few guns out there still floating around whose owners are unaware of the problem. Unfortunately, I've known a few folks who would sell a gun like this, once a problem of this type has surfaced, rather than get it addressed properly by the company.

    Let's leave it up for a little while.

    Last edited: Feb 17, 2010
  4. miatank


    Mar 29, 2006
    Sahuarita, AZ
    Thanks for posting the notice. I would not have known otherwise. But my P238 is not affected so we're good.

    dave - old news is better than no news :cool: