Remington rifles are famous for their accuracy, but the Model 700 and Model Seven are now the target of dozens of lawsuits and class actions alleging that it is unsafe because it can fire without pulling the trigger. Remington has recalled rifles with the X-Mark Pro (XMP) triggers. They have already settled many lawsuits involving the Walker Fire Control System.
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UPDATE: Documents Show Remington Hid Trigger Dangers
December 8, 2015 — Documents unsealed as part of a class action lawsuit settlement show that Remington engineers met 25 years ago to discuss problems with rifles firing without the trigger being pulled. Click here to read more.
December 8, 2014 — Remington will replace allegedly defective triggers on about 7.8 million rifles to end two class action lawsuits. Click here to read more.
July 7, 2014 — Remington Arms Co. has agreed to a nationwide class action lawsuit settlement for claims that the Model 700 bolt-action hunting rifles have a defective trigger mechanism. According to the Montana Standard, the settlement could lead to a recall of millions of guns. Click here to read more.
What is the problem?
According to this CNBC investigation, small amounts of rust, debris, or even a small jolt can cause the trigger connector to fall out of alignment, and the trigger itself can lose contact with the firing pin. Then, the gun may go off when the user operates other parts of the gun — such as the safety or the bolt — without touching the trigger.
CNBC’s 10-month investigation found thousands of complaints, two dozen deaths, more than 100 injuries and at least 75 lawsuits — all claiming that the gun fired without the trigger being pulled.
Recall for Remington Model 700, Model Seven Rifles with XMP Trigger
April 11, 2014 — Remington has announced a recall for the Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles with the X-Mark Pro (XMP) triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014. Excess bonding agent used in the manufacturing process could cause the guns to fire without pulling the trigger. Click here to read more.
Remington Walker Fire Control
Remington is facing lawsuits and class actions involving the Walker Fire Control, which is a trigger system used by Remington since 1948 that is found in over 5 million guns. Plaintiffs allege that Remington has known that the trigger can fire unexpectedly since at least 1979. Remington recalled the Model 600 and 650 rifles in 1978 after finding a defect in the bolt-lock trigger assembly, which plaintiffs allege is the same problem on the Model 700.
$17 Million Awarded to Texas Oil Worker Injured by Remington 700
In 1994, one of the largest verdicts against Remington was awarded to Glenn Collins, a Texas oil worker whose foot was amputated after an accident with the Remington Model 700. The rifle fired accidentally as he was unloading it. Collins was awarded a $17 million verdict in court, but the case was later settled out of court after Remington agreed not to appeal.
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