Editor’s note: This just in from Smith & Wesson:

Smith & Wesson Inc. has received two field reports of cracked barrels involving the M&P12 Shotgun. To ensure that all of our Shotguns meet Smith & Wesson’s high standards for quality, we are implementing this Safety Recall of all M&P12 Shotguns manufactured prior to October 15, 2021, to ensure there are no barrel anomalies or conditions that might adversely affect the safety, function or performance of the firearm.

Please STOP USING your M&P12 Shotgun until it has been inspected and, if necessary, repaired by Smith & Wesson.

This notice applies to M&P12 Shotguns manufactured prior to October 15, 2021. To determine whether your M&P12 Shotgun is affected, check the label on the box to determine the date of manufacture (see image below). If the manufacture date is prior to October 15, 2021, your shotgun is subject to this Recall and should be returned to Smith & Wesson for inspection. If you are unsure of your date of manufacture, input your serial number below, or call 833-957-3476.

REMEDY/ACTION TO BE TAKEN:

To determine whether your Shotgun was manufactured prior to October 15, 2021, please input your serial number below. If your Shotgun was manufactured prior to October 15, 2021, please call 833-957-3476 to obtain a pre-paid return label, to arrange for the return of your Shotgun to Smith & Wesson for inspection. After inspection, if the barrel from your Shotgun is affected, it will be replaced at no cost to you. Your Shotgun will be returned as quickly and efficiently as possible. All shipping and replacement costs will be covered by Smith & Wesson.

FOR DEALERS/DISTRIBUTORS/RETAILERS:

If you have affected Shotguns in your inventory, please call 833-957-3476 and we will coordinate the return of the affected firearms. The Shotguns will be expedited to our facility, repaired, and returned to you ASAP.

For those Shotguns which you have already sold, we ask that you provide us with the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mails of customers to whom you have sold them. Please send this information to us electronically at MPshotgunrecall@smith-wesson.com. If you do not have the capability to return the form electronically, please call 833-957-3476. This information is vital to ensure that notice of the recall is given to all affected purchasers. Once we receive this information from you, we will immediately arrange to provide notice of the recall directly to your customers.