April 15, 2014 — Remington Arms Co. has recalled Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro (XMP) triggers because they could fire unintentionally. The problem is that the triggers might have excess bonding agent used in the assembly process.
The recalled rifles were manufactured from May 1, 2006 through April 9, 2014. However, some users allege that more guns could be affected.
Remington has not stated how many injuries or deaths have been linked to the recalled guns, but the company is facing at least three class action lawsuits in Montana, Washington, and Missouri.
Over the last few years, Remington has won, lost, and settled dozens of personal injury lawsuits — including a $17 million verdict in 1994 on behalf of a Texas oil worker, according to the The Missoulan.
Lawsuits allege that the Walker Fire Control System can cause the guns to fire without a trigger pull. An estimated 5 million Americans own a Remington Model 700 gun with the defective trigger assembly. Hundreds of injuries have been linked to the problem.
Remington has set up a website at http://xmprecall.remington.com to help owners determine if their gun is recalled. You should write down the serial number and have it handy when you visit the website.
The company warns that owners should not try to diagnose the problem or repair it themselves. Instead, Remington recommends immediately stop using the rifle and follow instructions on the website return it to the company. The rifle will be inspected, cleaned, and returned free of charge.
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