FN has recently announced a new safety recall on all 502 Tactical’s with serial numbers lower than LR010300. Apparently it was recently discovered that a lock lever is missing within the safety mechanism that could allow the firearm to fire from the SAFE position.
Here is the statement directly from FN:
FN has become aware of a potential safety issue with certain FN 502 Tactical pistols that were previously the subject of FN’s January 27, 2022 Safety Bulletin. The original concern involved a missing manual safety lock lever in a small number of FN 502 Tactical pistols that would allow the discharge of the pistol when the trigger is pulled with the manual safety in the SAFE position. While investigating this issue with Umarex, the supplier of the FN 502 Tactical, we encountered a separate concern with proper installation of the manual safety lock lever. Consequently, if forced by multiple pulls of the trigger in succession, or if the pistol is jarred, an unintended firing may happen when the manual safety is in the SAFE position.
Because the safety of our customers is our primary concern, FN is voluntarily issuing a recall to address this newly discovered issue involving the safety and advising all owners of the FN 502 Tactical to suspend use of their pistol and return the pistol to FN for repair or replacement in accordance with the recall instructions below.
FN 502 Tactical pistols with a serial number lower than LR010300 are subject to this recall.
To prevent the possibility of death or serious personal injury, FN requests that you immediately stop using your FN 502 Tactical pistol with a serial number lower than LR010300.
For more information please visit FN’s website here: