Model 695® Bolt Action Shotgun
PRODUCT SAFETY WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE
O. F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of its Model 695® bolt action shotguns. The recall is being initiated as a result of recent findings by company officials that a limited number of shotguns may discharge when closing the bolt during the loading of a live shell into the chamber.
The Mossberg Model 695® shotguns under recall were produced in 1995 and 1996, within serial numbers ranging from M000101 to M015304, inclusive. No other firearm models within the Mossberg product line are affected by the recall. Maverick Model 95 bolt action shotguns within the identified serial number range are not affected.
WARNING: DO NOT LOAD OR USE YOUR MODEL 695 SHOTGUN
Consumers who purchased one or more of the shotguns falling within the affected serial number range should not load or use the shotgun until it has been inspected and/or repaired at the factory, as an accidental firing may cause injury or death to the user or bystanders. Shotgun owners should not attempt to diagnose or repair the shotgun themselves.
Anyone (within the U.S.A.)who currently owns or possesses a Model 695 shotgun within the recall range, or who purchased one and gave it or sold it to another party, should contact the company immediately by calling the toll-free Mossberg Model 695® recall hotline:
(Monday through Friday 9 AM - 6 PM EST)
Please use the toll free hotline telephone number exclusively for all recall information. Contacting Mossberg through other means, such as the switchboard or e-mail, will result in a recommendation to call our dedicated toll-free recall number.
We apologize for this inconvenience, but emphasize that this free inspection and repair program will insure the safety of our model 695® customers. To expedite the free inspection and recall repair program, we will send shipping tags to each customer and will cover all related shipping and repair charges. Please do not return your shotgun to the factory before contacting us using the toll-free hotline.
- O. F. Mossberg and Sons, Inc.
P.O. Box 497
North Haven, CT 06473