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Crimson Trace Recall Issued To Comply With FDA Regulations

Crimson Trace issued a product recall that applies to a range of the company's red laser products. The notice was sent to dealers May 22, 2018 and Instagram user @luked219 posted screenshots of the letter.

Mike Faw, Crimson Trace Media Relations Manager, confirmed the reports and added, “There were FDA approved letters recently sent to customers, retailers, distributors, OEM partners and others. The serial number lookup website provides details on checking the product serial number to see if the item is covered in the recall. No known injuries have been documented. Only two laser diode modules are part of this effort.”

Check your serial number here or give Crimson Trace a call at 866-849-4333 to see if you have an affected unit.

The recall is the result of one of the vendor-supplied laser diodes that exceed the maximum allowed 5mW for this class of product. Crimson Trace says that they've received no injury reports as a result of the laser exceeding the FDA mandated power levels and is commited to ensuring all of its products conform with safety regulations.

The recall notic as sent to dealers is posted below, and here is a link to the full document: Retailer Notification 20180517 FINAL

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Crimson trace also included an attachment that should help determine if your laser falls under this recall Attachment A 5-22-18 GK

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Below is what was posted on the FDA website about the recall:

Date Initiated by Firm October 10, 2017
Date Posted April 23, 2018
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-1361-2018
Recall Event ID 79669
Product Classification Laser aiming product, visibleProduct Code REU
Product Crimson Trace Corporation laser sights.

The Finished Products are laser sighting systems for firearms, used for personal defense and target acquisition.

Code Information Model No. CTC with Laser Sights.
Recalling Firm/
Crimson Trace Corporation
9780 Sw Freeman Dr
Wilsonville OR 97070-9221
For Additional Information Contact 800-442-2406
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
A previously “in specification” Finished Product with a Model 25-0657 diode had power output higher than 5 mW.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act
Action Crimson Trace Corporation (CTC) will bring defect into compliance: 1.CTC will send notification letters or emails to all relevant dealers, distributors, and purchasers, 2.CTC will provide return merchandise authorization numbers and shipping labels to all relevant dealers, distributors, and purchasers, 3.CTC will replace all returned product units with compliant diodes, 4.The corrections will be conducted at no cost to the purchaser, and 5. The corrective action will be completed by January 31, 2019. For further questions, please call (800) 442-2406.
Quantity in Commerce 184,390
Distribution USA (nationwide) Distribution
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

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