Century Arms Announces Product Safety Warning and Severe Duty Upgrade Notice
Delray Beach, Fla. – (September 1, 2017) Century Arms, North America’s premier AK manufacturer, announced today the Canik Product Safety Warning and Severe Duty Upgrade Notice. This notice applies to Canik’s 9×19 mm pistols: TP9SA, TP9SF, TP9SFx, TP9SF Elite, TP9SF Elite-S. Canik’s other products are not subject to this notice. All Canik pistols comply with and exceed current industry and military abusive handling standards. There are no safety concerns with the pistols when used under ordinary conditions.
Canik is committed to continuously improving its product’s performance. Evaluations and tests have shown that repeated abusive dropping of pistols may result in damage to safety features and unintentional discharge.
DANGER: IF ANY FIREARM IS DROPPED INTERNAL PARTS MAY HAVE BEEN DEFORMED, DAMAGED OR DISABLED. The product must be inspected by a qualified gunsmith or returned for inspection after any significant impact.
WARNING: REPEATED IMPACTS TO YOUR PISTOL TO TEST ITS SAFETY FUNCTIONS WILL DAMAGE INTERNAL PARTS, AND VOID ITS WARRANTY. Firearm abusive handling tests can be dangerous and should only be conducted by qualified individuals in controlled environments with proper safety precautions in place. Canik does not recommend that any customer conduct drop tests or other endurance tests before or after this Severe Duty Upgrade.
WARNING: CONSUMERS SHOULD ONLY USE CANIK PARTS IN OUR PISTOLS. AFTERMARKET PARTS COULD DECREASE OR DISABLE SAFETY FEATURES OF YOUR CANIK PISTOL.
Canik is committed to manufacturing safe, reliable, innovative and affordable firearms. We are offering a voluntary upgrade to the trigger safety spring and firing pin block spring on the Canik models noted above. This is to further increase the safety of Canik pistols for enhanced drop discharge prevention in heavy/severe duty conditions that are beyond industry standards. The Severe Duty Upgrade does not alter any feature or design of the pistols. Canik will provide all parts and workmanship at no charge, but customers will be responsible for shipping costs.
Steps for upgrading your pistol? Please click the link below to determine if you Canik pistol is eligible for the Severe Duty Upgrade and / or proceed with submission.
Is my Pistol subject to this upgrade?
This upgrade applies only to TP9SA, TP9SF, TP9SFx, TP9SF Elite, TP9SF Elite-S models.
Our Severe Duty Upgrade process should be available by Friday, September 8, 2017. After that date, please utilize our online serial number validation system at www.canikusa.com.
How do I know if my gun has been upgraded?
Please utilize our online serial number validation system.
Is my Pistol safe to use in its current configuration?
Yes, there is no problem with the pistol when used under ordinary conditions. All Canik pistols comply with and exceed current industry and military abusive handling standards.
DANGER – IF ANY FIREARM IS DROPPED, INTERNAL PARTS MAY HAVE BEEN DEFORMED, DAMAGED OR DISABLED. A firearm with deformed, damaged or disabled internal parts may compromise the safety systems and result in accidental discharge which can result is serious injury or death to the shooter or bystanders. The product must be inspected by a qualified gunsmith or returned to Canik for inspection after any significant impact.
What is the reason of this Severe Duty Upgrade?
This upgrade increases the durability of the springs, provides enhanced drop discharge prevention for heavy/severe duty conditions beyond current industry and military standards, and aims to better resist damage that may occur due to repeated abusive drops and other impacts.
What will change on my pistol after the Severe Duty Upgrade?
We are upgrading the trigger safety spring and firing pin block spring but The Severe Duty Upgrade does not have any affect and does not alter any features or design of the pistols.
Will this affect the trigger pull of my TP Series pistol?
No. Trigger pull will remain within specifications.
Can I return my pistol for a full refund?
No. However, the upgrade is being offered at no charge to consumers. Shipping is not included, so the only cost to the consumer is shipping for the Severe Duty Upgrade.
If I choose to benefit from this Severe Duty Upgrade, should I send all the parts that were included in the case when I purchased my pistol?
You should NOT send any magazines, holsters, back straps, magazine loaders, aftermarket trigger groups or accessories with your pistol. If these items are sent with your Severe Duty Upgrade request, Canik cannot guarantee that those items will be returned to you.
Can I have the work performed at my local dealer instead?
No. This upgrade must be performed at the factory.
Am I required to send the entire pistol for this upgrade?
What if I have had custom work or aftermarket components installed in my TP Series Pistol?
Century Arms can only guarantee the function and safety of original Canik trigger components. Any questions regarding aftermarket components should be addressed with the aftermarket manufacturer.
WARNING – IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL AND/OR STATE LAW, TO SHIP OR MAIL ANY FIREARMS OR ACCESSORIES THAT CONTAIN LIVE AMMUNITION! A firearm that is shipped loaded may discharge causing serious injury or death.
Before returning a firearm or accessory to Canik, please make sure that it is completely unloaded. All firearms shipped to Canik must be completely empty of live ammunition. All empty casings must also be removed from chambers and magazines.
Is Canik currently shipping the pistols noted above without the Severe Duty Upgrade?
No, all future orders will have the Severe Duty Upgrade installed from the factory.
Should I apply the drop test on my own?
WARNING – REPEATED IMPACTS TO YOUR PISTOL TO TEST ITS SAFETY FUNCTIONS WILL DAMAGE INTERNAL PARTS, AND VOID ITS WARRANTY. Firearm abusive handling tests can be dangerous and should only be conducted by qualified individuals in controlled environments.
Canik does not recommend that any customer conducts any form of drop test before or after this Severe Duty Upgrade.
What is the turnaround time to receive my Severe Duty Upgrade?
We will acknowledge your properly completed registration for the Severe Duty Upgrade via email upon receipt of your completed application form. From beginning to end, the process should take approximately 6-8 weeks depending on the number of requests for this upgrade. We will process your application on an as received basis.
Is there an expiration date for the Severe Duty Upgrade program?
How do I take advantage of the Canik Severe Duty Upgrade?
Please click the link below to verify if your Canik pistol is eligible.