December 8, 2014 — As part of a class action settlement in Missouri and Washington, nearly 8 million owners of Remington rifles will be eligible for a free replacement trigger, according to CNBC.
Remington, the oldest gun-maker in the United States, has not issued a recall and they insist the trigger is not defective. However, they have received hundreds of complaints about rifle firing without pulling the trigger.
In April 2014, Remington offered to replace the X-Mark Pro trigger on Model 700 and Model Seven rifles if they were made between May 2006 and April 2014. However, some critics said this action did not go far enough.
As part of the new class action settlement, Remington will offer replacement triggers on the Model 700, Seven, Sportsman 78, 673, 710, 715, 770, 600, 660, XP-100, 721, 722 and 725.
In 2010, an investigation titled “Remington Under Fire” reported at least two dozen deaths and over 100 injuries were linked to the Model 700 trigger.
One of the most tragic deaths was 9 year-old Gus Barber, who died on a hunting trip in Montana. His mother said the gun fired as soon as she released the safety and her finger was never on the trigger. The gun was pointed at an empty horse trailer and Gus was on the other side. His father, Ian Barber, filed a lawsuit against Remington.
About 75 lawsuits have been filed, many of which settled out of court. One of the first lawsuits was filed in the 1970s by a man who was paralyzed. More recently, a jury awarded $17 million to a man from Texas who lost his foot after his rifle fired unintentionally.
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