Welcome to the Information Website for the Rossi Revolver Settlement

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.

These rights and options–and the deadlines to exercise them–are explained in the Notice and FAQ.


Your Legal Rights and Options in This Lawsuit
Take Advantage of the Enhanced Warranty Although the Court has yet to grant Final Approval to the Settlement, you can take advantage of the Enhanced Warranty immediately. Your Class Revolver is immediately eligible for inspection, repair if necessary, certification, and cleaning, all free of charge (including pre-paid 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.
Submit a Claim The Claim Period has not opened. The Claim Period will open only after the Court gives Final Approval to the Settlement Agreement. The Claim Period will remain open for one year.
Ask to be Excluded Get no payment. The only option that allows you to sue the Defendants on your own over the claims resolved by this Settlement.
Object Write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlement.
Do Nothing Get no payment and do not get your Class Revolver inspected and/or repaired. Give up rights to bring another lawsuit against the Defendants over the claims resolved in this Settlement.