SA XDs .45ACP and 9mm Recall notice

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by jedwil, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    Saw this elsewhere. The SA recall site seems to be down.


    Issued August 28, 2013
    Technical Background Get Started Contact Us
    Springfield Armory® is initiating this voluntary safety recall to upgrade 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm and 3.3 XD-S™ .45ACP pistols with new components, which eliminate the possibility of a potentially dangerous condition. We want to emphasize that no injuries have been reported to date.

    Springfield has determined that under exceptionally rare circumstances, some 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm and .45ACP caliber pistols could experience an unintended discharge during the loading process when the slide is released, or could experience a double-fire when the trigger is pulled once. The chance of these conditions existing is exceptionally rare, but if they happen, serious injury or death could occur.

    What should you do?

    To begin the upgrade process and for fastest response, click on the Get Started link at the top of the page. On that page enter your serial number and click Next. If your pistol is subject to this recall, you will need to provide your name, address, phone number, and email address. The serial number is located on the frame beneath the dust cover (accessory rail). If you prefer, you may initiate the upgrade process by calling 800-680-6866. If you no longer own the 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm or .45ACP pistol, please advise Springfield of the current owner.

    XD-S Serial Number

    What pistols are involved?
    This Safety Recall applies only to:
    Springfield 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm pistols - serial numbers between XS900000 and XS938700
    Springfield 3.3 XD-S™ .45ACP pistols - serial numbers between XS500000 and XS686300.

    This Safety Recall does not apply to any XD® or XD(M)® pistols.

    What will Springfield do?
    Springfield will send you a return authorization and mailing label, allowing you to return your 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm or .45ACP pistol to Springfield at no cost to you. Springfield will upgrade your 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm or .45ACP pistol with the new components, and return it to you. Springfield will provide tracking numbers so you can monitor the receipt and return of your upgrades.

    Visit Springfield Armory. com for further information about this safety recall. You can reach the Springfield Armory Call Center at 800-680-6866. Springfield apologizes for this inconvenience, but your safety is our paramount concern.

    We greatly appreciate your loyalty to Springfield products.
    My opinions are my own and do not represent the position of other companies I may be involved with.
  2. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    this is not good for their reputation
    I had been thinking of getting the 45 version

    It just makes me think they don't take enough time to test and research.

  3. Albtraum

    Albtraum Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2011
    I have been thinking about getting my first handgun, and was considering a Springfield XDS. Hope it's all figured out and there is not a single accident.
  4. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    At least they are taking the initiative to do it at no cost to the user, other than time.
  5. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    I considered one of these for summer wear in either .45 or 9, and opted instead for an IWB holster for my Glock.
    I think I made the right choice -
  6. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    Very true!

    This speaks well of the company -
  7. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I dont see the problem here. They have identified a problem and have offered a solution even before anything has happened. This is a rare issue. I think we can all remember Glocks major issues not long ago...not trying to compare, just saying there can be issues. I dont think this hurts their stock any...
  8. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    Agreed. Would not hesitate to buy another SA. Never owned a Glock.
  9. Backroad

    Backroad New Member

    May 30, 2013
    I love mine and have never had a problem with it. Altho it's hard to part with it for even a short time, I'll FedEx it in this afternoon.

  10. 1LoneWolf75

    1LoneWolf75 Active Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    Farson WY
    When I saw this on another thread, I think on Marlin Owners, I sent it to a friend of mine who has one in .45. His is one year older than the ones bein recalled. Considerin the way that they are doin this if I ever buy a "fantastic plastic" it will still be the SD. I liked the way it felt and shot compared to a Glock.

    Just my $.02
  11. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    And wouldnt you know, I have one (XDS .45) that falls betreen those Ser.#'s.
  12. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
  13. aandabooks

    aandabooks Member

    Aug 13, 2010
    I am glad that I haven't yet sent mine in. I have run close to 500 rounds through mine without a hiccup. I figured I would wait for the initial glut of returns to get worked through before sending mine in. If they can't identify the problem does that mean it is all a false alarm or are they going to be issuing vouchers for new firearms? Why wouldn't they be able to switch out the part or parts they changed to after the serial # that the recall ends with?
  14. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    Email from SA today---they may have found a fix. Update tomorrow. This is getting old.............
  15. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    Update 10/12/2013

    XD-S™ Recall Update 10/11/2013

    Dear Springfield Customer,

    We are pleased to announce that our testing was successful and is complete.
    We will receive our first shipment of upgrade parts early next week and will begin shipping upgraded XD-S™ pistols back to our customers the week of October 21 on a first-received/first-upgraded basis.

    Once your pistol has been upgraded and is shipped back to you, an e-mail confirmation with tracking information will be sent to you at the e-mail address you provided.
    For additional update information please click the link below to view the FAQ for the XD-S™ recall. If this document doesn't address your question, please call 800-680-6866 or send your question to
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