Group™ is announcing a Safety Recall affecting two holster groups
that fit the Smith and Wesson M&P Pistol in any caliber or
configuration. Complete details are enclosed in the official
announcement reproduced below.
Please note that this Updated Safety Recall Notice issued on
for certain “High Wall” versions of both the Blackhawk Carbon Fiber
SERPA and the Blackhawk Sportster holsters, supersedes all
previously released notices about this recall (only).
This update adds two additional Component Part Numbers (C1215-S and
C1215-L-S) to the two (C1215 and C1215-L) that were contained in the
Please read and follow this Notice to determine if your holster is
among the limited group affected by this recall.
This safety recall notice applies only to the “High Wall” versions
of Blackhawk Carbon Fiber SERPA Holster Models 410013BK-L,
410013BK-R, 410513BK-L, 410513BK-R, 410513CT-L, 410513CT-R and
990984CT-L (only) and Blackhawk Sportster Holster Models 413513BK-L
and 413513BK-R manufactured by Blackhawk Products Group.
Note that these
holsters are intended to fit only Glock Models 20 and 21 and any
caliber or configuration of the Smith & Wesson M&P. These holsters
will be marked in regard to what they will “fit”. These markings
will state: “Glock 20/21”; “Glock 20/21 S&W M&P; or “Glock 20/21 S&W
M&P .45”. No other holster models, sizes or “fits” are affected by,
or included in, this recall.
As a result of a single incident, it has been determined that
employing certain movements when attempting to place the Smith and
Wesson M&P Pistol (in any caliber or configuration) into these “High
Wall” holsters can cause the handgun to engage that “High Wall and
unexpectedly discharge if there is a round in the chamber and the
trigger is in what Smith & Wesson calls “the striker fire action
mode”. A discharge or “firing” of the weapon in this manner could
cause property damage or personal injury or death to the user and/or
As such, and regardless of what firearm you are using with the
holster, you should immediately determine if your holster is
included in the two groups of holsters affected by this recall as
described in this bulletin. If it is, you must stop using it and
return it to Blackhawk Products Group by following the procedure
contained in this bulletin. Upon receipt by Blackhawk Products Group
you will be sent a replacement model for the same application as the
holster that was returned.
Please follow these
steps to determine if your holster is among the limited group
affected by this recall notice. In all cases, perform these checks
with an empty (NO FIREARM INSTALLED) holster.
Step One: Note: While Model Number information is included on the
original factory packaging that accompanied your Blackhawk Carbon
Fiber SERPA Holster or Blackhawk Sportster Holster, it is possible
for a given package to contain a holster other than what the
packaging indicates it to be. Therefore, Blackhawk recommends that
you do not check against the packaging but against the holster body
Compare the “fit” information molded into the bottom of the rear
wall (backside) of your holster body as shown in Illustration #1 to
the “fit” information that is also contained in this bulletin.
Look for you holster’s Component Part Number, which is also molded
into the bottom of the rear wall (backside) of the holster body as
shown in Illustration #1. If that number is either C1215 as shown in
Illustration #1 or C1215-L, C1215-S, or C1215-L-S, none of which are
illustrated here (but would be located in the same spot as shown for
C1215), please proceed to Step Two.
Step Two: Compare your C1215, C1215-L, C1215-S, or C1215-L-S-marked
holster(s) to the two holsters shown in Illustration #2.
If yours is a “High Wall” version as seen in the left side of the
picture, immediately stop using it and return it to Blackhawk
Products Group by following the procedure contained in this
If yours is a “Low Wall” version as seen in the right side of the
picture, it is not affected by this recall.
Please note that this safety recall notice does not apply to “Low
Wall” versions of any of the holster models contained in this
bulletin. You should return your Carbon Fiber SERPA Holster or
Sportster Holster only if it is a “High Wall” version marked with
either component number C1215, C1215-L, C1215-S, or C1215-L-S as
shown in Illustrations #1 and #2. Also note that while this safety
recall notice involves (only) certain Blackhawk Carbon Fiber SERPA
Holsters, the SERPA mechanism was not the cause of, or any part of
the reasoning for, this recall.
If you have any questions regarding this safety recall or you need
to return your holster as part of this recall, please contact
BlackHawk Products Group at 1-800-694-5263 x3975 (phone),
888-830-2013 (fax) or firstname.lastname@example.org (eMail) to receive a return
authorization. Additional copies of this safety recall notice can
also be obtained by contacting BlackHawk Products Group at those