April 15, 2014 — Remington is recalling the Model 700 and Model Seven rifles because they may have a defective trigger that can fire without warning.
The recall affects rifles manufactured from May 1, 2006 until April 9, 2014. Remington says that excess bonding agent used in the assembly process on the X-Mark Pro (XMP) triggers may allow the firearms to discharge unintentionally.
Remington did not specify how many incidents, injuries, or deaths were linked to the problem. However, the company is facing at least three class action lawsuits in Montana, Washington, and Missouri, as well as dozens of personal injury claims.
Lawsuits allege that Remington has known about the problem with the Walker Fire Control System for decades. The company has won, lost, or settled dozens of claims. In 1994, a Texas oil worker was awarded $17 million, according to The Missoulan.
Remington recommends that rifle owners check the serial number on their gun and go to http://xmprecall.remington.com to see if it is being recalled. Owners should not try to diagnose the problem or fix it themselves. Instead, stop using the rifle and follow instructions on the website to return it to Remington. The company will inspect, clean, fix, and return the rifle free of charge.
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