Daniel Defense Issues Safety Notification on Certain Delta 5 Bolt Assemblies

posted on October 10, 2019

Daniel Defense has issued a Safety Notification Replacement Campaign related to a condition identified with the firing pin cross pin in its Delta 5 Bolt-Action Rifles manufactured before Sept. 20, 2019. The firing pin cross pin can break under normal usage.

The company asks that consumers take the Safety Notification Replacement Campaign seriously, and owners can visit its safety web page and enter their rifle’s serial number to determine if their Delta 5 rifle falls within its scope. Anyone with an affected firearm should immediately discontinue its use, point it in a safe direction, activate the safety selector lever, then check and verify the Delta 5 Rifle is unloaded and that the chamber is empty—if it is not, remove any chambered round and the magazine. Then remove the bolt assembly and follow the bolt assembly return instructions found in the Corrective Action Process section of the safety web page to obtain a pre-paid, pre-addressed UPS shipping label and box. Owners who do not have Internet access can call (866) 544-GUNS for more information.

The firing pin cross pin is located within the Delta 5 bolt assembly and holds the firing pin and cocking piece together in the striker assembly. The firing pin cross pin can break allowing the firing pin to move freely within the bolt assembly. Although Daniel Defense has not received any report of a freely moving firing pin causing an unintentional firing, it is possible that an unintentional firearm discharge may occur.

Daniel Defense will correct any and all potential conditions at no cost to the consumer as part of its 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. “The safety and satisfaction of our customers is of the utmost priority to us,” said Daniel Defense President/CEO Marty Daniel. “We are committed to doing everything we can to ensure that our products are as safe and reliable as possible. I want to reiterate that there will be no cost to the customers to ship their bolt assembly back to us. This is on us, and we always do what’s right for our customers.”

Daniel Defense only requires shipping of the Delta 5 bolt assembly for inspection and any necessary corrective action. The Safety Notification Replacement Campaign website contains detailed instructions for removing the bolt assembly from the firearm’s receiver. Owners should remove their bolt assembly from the receiver by depressing the bolt stop lever and retracting the bolt assembly clear of the receiver. Consumers should send in only the bolt assembly using the pre-paid, pre-addressed UPS shipping label and box. Once the inspection is complete and any necessary corrective action is taken, the bolt assembly will be shipped back to the owner with provided tracking information.


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