We've just received word that copies of Saints Row IV are being recalled Australia-wide.
In what distributor Deep Silver is calling a "serious manufacturing issue", the incorrectly classified version of the game is being sold in Australia and, as a result, all copies of the game on shelves are being removed.
A statement from Deep Silver reads as follows:
Unfortunately over the weekend, it has come to light that the PlayStation 4 retail release of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected has a serious manufacturing issue and a nationwide recall is now underway in Australia.
A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified version of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected for our territory to be released. This strictly affects PlayStation 4 retail versions.
All customers who have purchased the PlayStation 4 version of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected are encouraged to return to their retailer for a full refund.
Replacement copies with the correct content are on order and will arrive with retailers soon.
As you may remember, the original version of Saints Row IV was refused classification in Australia upon its initial release in 2013. Lated a modified version of the game was resubmitted and it passed classification at MA15+. We have been told that the new PS4 version of the game wasn't re-submitted for classification, since the content of the game itself had not been changed, but it looks as though the version of the PS4 game being sold was the version that was refused classification, hence the recall.