Urgent Recall on the Lithgow LA102 Crossover .223
As a service to our readers we pass on the following information.
It has come to Lithgow Arms attention that there is a potential barrel defect affecting the LA102 CrossOver rifle in .223 REM calibre.
The potential defect is isolated to LA102 CrossOver rifles in .223 REM calibre only, which have been available for sale between November 2016 to present. Accordingly, Lithgow Arms is taking precautionary action to recall all of the rifles meeting that description.
Lithgow Arms released the following note. The safety of our customers is paramount. Lithgow Arms is taking all necessary steps, in consultation with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and in accordance with our responsibilities under relevant Commonwealth and State legislation, to ensure the potential defect is rectified at no cost to customers.
What is the defect?
Over time small cracks may develop in the barrel of the LA102 CrossOver rifle in .223 REM calibre.
What are the hazards?
Potential injury from escaping gas from the failed barrel.
What should the owner of a LA102 CrossOver rifle in .223 REM calibre do?
Owners of a LA102 CrossOver rifle in .223 REM calibre should STOP using their rifle immediately and arrange for the return of the rifle to Lithgow Arms via their local gun shop.
Gun shops will send the rifles to the Lithgow Arms factory, who will inspect and replace the rifle’s barrel as necessary and return the rifle to the gun shop for return to the owner.
There will be no cost incurred by the owner during the barrel replacement process. Once you have returned your rifle to your local gun shop please register the return via the following link: https://www.surveygizmo.com/