Recall Notice -- Leather Holster, Multi-Angle Thumb Break

Recall Notice -- Leather Holster, Multi-Angle Thumb Break

Recalled Holster (Front)
Recalled Holster (Front)

Here at Browning, the safety of our customers is always first and foremost.  So, out of an abundance of caution, Browning is voluntarily recalling its “Leather Holster, Multi-Angle Thumb Break,” a pistol holster designed to carry the Browning 1911-22 and 1911-380 pistols.

Browning Recalls Leather Holster Due to Injury Hazard

Recall Date: February 20, 2020
Recall Number: RP200099

Recall Summary

Name of Product:  Browning Leather Pistol Holsters

Hazard:  The holster design can change the position of the safety switch on the firearm without the user knowing it. When this occurs, if the trigger is accidentally pulled, the firearm could fire unexpectedly, posing an injury hazard to the user and bystanders. 

Remedy:  Replacement

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled holsters and contact Browning for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: 

Browning at 800-945-5372 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email, online at and click on the “News/Recalls” tab.

Recall Details

Units: About 1,265

Description: This recall involves the Browning Leather Pistol Holsters, Multi-Angle Thumb Break, which is a leather pistol holster designed to carry Browning 1911-380 and 1911-22 pistols.  The holsters are brown with yellow stitching with the Browning Buckmark logo branded on the front of the holster. The holsters can be identified by Item No. 12904011 and UPC Code 023614843702, which are printed on the back of the product packaging.  Please contact Browning with any questions regarding the identification of the recalled holsters.

Incidents/Injuries:  Browning has received one report where the holster design changed the position of the safety switch on the firearm.  No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:  Sporting goods stores nationwide and online at from September 2017 through December 2019 for about $80.

Importer:  Browning Arms Company, of Morgan, Utah

Manufactured in:  Mexico

CALL BROWNING AT: 800-945-5372


Recalled Holster (Front)
Recalled Holster (Front)
Recalled Holster (Back)
Recalled Holster (Back)
Holster Packaging (Front)
Holster Packaging (Front)
Recalled Packaging (Back)
Holster Packaging (Back)

This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About U.S. CPSC:

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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