What exactly was the problem with ever XDs (.45 & 9mm) ever manufactured that lead to a total recall?
Springfield has not released any details about the defect.
TheTruthAboutGuns.com reported that Yankee Marshall had posted a YouTube video detailing the potentially “deadly flaw” that could cause an XDs to discharge while loading a round into the chamber. Needless to say, this is a very serious problem, with fatal potential, if someone failed to follow all 4 Rules of Gun Safety. http://bonzerwolf.squarespace.com/today/2012/6/3/i-cant-post-this-too-many-times.html
Springfield has said that the XDs “could experience an unintended discharge during the loading process when the slide is released, or could experience a double-fire when the trigger is pulled once.”
We sent both an XDs .45 and an XDs 9mm back to Springfield within a week of the first recall notification. We’ve been told that the pistols are being repaired and sent back on a first in, first out basis. To date we have not received notification that our two pistols have been repaired/shipped.
The recall was issued on August 28, 2013. http://www.springfieldrecall.com