Every now and then product recalls happen to ensure the gun owning public is safe.
Ruger just had to recall their famous Mark IV pistols due to complications with the safety and potential misfiring.
“Ruger recently discovered that all Mark IV™ pistols (including 22/45™ models) manufactured prior to June 1, 2017 have the potential to discharge unintentionally if the safety is not utilized correctly. In particular, if the trigger is pulled while the safety lever is midway between the “safe” and “fire” positions (that is, the safety is not fully engaged or fully disengaged), then the pistol may not fire when the trigger is pulled. However, if the trigger is released and the safety lever is then moved from the mid position to the “fire” position, the pistol may fire at that time. View Safety Bulletin PDF MARK I, MARK II™ AND MARK III™ PISTOLS ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THIS RECALL.
All Mark IV™ pistols produced prior to June 1, 2017 are potentially affected and therefore are being recalled. This includes Mark IV™ Target, Hunter, Competition, 22/45™, 22/45™ Lite and 22/45™ Tactical models. These models bear serial numbers beginning with “401” (2017 models) or “WBR” (2016 models).”
If your pistol is under recall it is wise to take action right away to avoid any negligent discharge, or safety malfunction, of your Ruger.