Taurus Holdings Inc. of Florida has issued a voluntary recall of about 1 million pistols after a lawsuit was filed that alleges that some of the handguns had safety defects.
A federal lawsuit against Taurus Holdings Inc. claims that nine handgun models had defects including one that caused a pistol to inadvertently fire when dropped.
According to AL.com, there were safety defects in the nine models that caused them to fire when pulling the trigger despite the safety being in the “on” or “safe” position. Other handguns inadvertently fired when dropped or bumped.
The alleged defects are attributed to the lack of “trigger safety blade” within the semi-automatic pistols. However, Taurus has denied there were any defects in those handgun models even though they issued a voluntary recall.
The company and the plaintiff’s attorney are currently working on a settlement that caps the total cash payments at $30 million.
All the information below provided by the AL.com: