This settlement announcement covers models R35102, R35202, R85104, R97206, R97104, R46202 and R46102 made between 2005 and 2017. The revolvers have a serial number stamped on the frame beginning with the letters Y, Z, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, or K.
A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit claiming that certain Rossi brand revolvers are defective in that they could unintentionally fire when dropped. The Defendants Forjas Taurus, S.A., and BrazTech International L.C. (doing business under the brand “Rossi”) issued a warning about these safety concerns in September 2018. Rossi, however, denies all allegations of wrongdoing and liability alleged in the lawsuit, and the Court has not decided who is right. The parties have agreed to settle.
The Settlement includes owners of Rossi brand .38 Special and .357 Revolver models R35102, R35202, R85104, R97206, R97104, R46202 and R46102—made between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2017 (called the “Class Revolvers”). Anyone who was prompted to visit this website (including distributors and dealers), if you have sold or otherwise transferred a Class Revolver to someone else, please inform the current owner.
The Settlement establishes an “Enhanced Warranty” allowing current or future owners to send in their Class Revolvers for inspection, repair if necessary, certification, and cleaning, all free of charge (including shipping, labor, and parts). To take part in the Enhanced Warranty, you must follow the instructions on RossiSafetyNotice.com to begin the process and obtain a shipping label for your Class Revolver. Additionally, each Class Member who takes advantage of the Enhanced Warranty and files a valid claim, when claims are available, will receive a $50 cash “Inconvenience Payment.”
THE SETTLEMENT DOES NOT INCLUDE CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY.