Howa Machinery Ltd—Model 1500 Stainless Steel Rifles

Identifying features

Refer to attached list of serial numbers.

What are the defects?

The barrel nut may not have been tightened sufficiently to meet the torque specifications.

What are the hazards?

The use of a rifle with a barrel nut that is not properly tightened may lead to a failure in a discharge situation. This could result in personal injury.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should either visit the recall website at www.regcen.com\m1500ss or call 1800 688 947 to determine if their rifles are being recalled. If so, the consumer should stop using the rifle immediately and follow the instructions provided by the website or by Outdoor Sporting Agencies (OSA), the Australian distributor. Consumers should return the rifle to the place of purchase so that it can either be replaced or repaired. OSA is the only entity that is qualified to inspect and repair or replace the rifles. Consumers should not attempt to repair their rifles themselves. Consumers should not rely upon the advice of their dealers to determine whether the rifle needs to be repaired.

Traders who sold this product

Licensed dealers nationwide.

Where the product was sold
Nationally
Dates available for sale
  • 1 December 2009 - 17 August 2012

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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