Kahr Arms has settled a suit brought by the family of a shooting victim, with help from the Brady Campaign. I’m going to bet for a company the size of Kahr, this is a serious chunk of change. They had motioned to have the case dismissed under the PLCAA, but the judge never ruled on the motion because settlement talks were proceeding. I don’t think PLCAA would have preempted this kind of suit. Kahr probably realized that too, which is why they settled.
The case came about because a drug-addicted employee of Kahr pilfered a few pistols from the assembly line before they were stamped with serial numbers. Most manufacturers have security systems in place to prevent guns from walking out of the plant, but Kahr apparently did not. Because this was a negligence suit, there’s a strong argument PLCAA would not apply.