BREAKING: Remington FINALLY Recalls Remington 700 Model Rifles Over AD Issue
There have been reports of accidental discharges from Remington Model 700 firearms over the years. Enough that many firearms experts clearly warned that the rifles were not drop safe and should not be stored loaded. However, Remington never made a move to remedy the issue until now.
According to a release on the Remington website, they are now recalling certain Remington 700 and Model 7 rifles that were manufactured between May 2006 and April 2014 with X Mark Pro triggers. Eight years worth of firearms is a pretty massive recall.
Here is some info from the Remington site:
Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles with X-Mark Pro® (“XMP®”) triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014.
DESCRIPTION OF THE HAZARD:
Remington has determined that some Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with XMP triggers could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge. A Remington investigation has determined that some XMP triggers might have excess bonding agent used in the assembly process. While Remington has the utmost confidence in the design of the XMP trigger, it is undertaking this recall in the interest of consumer safety to remove any potential excess bonding agent applied in the assembly process.
HOW TO DETERMINE IF YOUR RIFLE IS SUBJECT TO THE RECALL:
Only Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with XMP triggers are being recalled. To determine if your rifle is subject to this recall, you should take the following steps:
I.Find the rifle’s serial number where the barrel meets the receiver. SEE GRAPHIC A
a. For a right-handed rifle, the serial number is located on a user’s left.
b. For a left-handed rifle, the serial number is located on a user’s right.
II. Identify the serial number and provide it to Remington’s recall support team, either by entering it at xmprecall.remington.com or call 1-800-243-9700 (Prompt #3 then Prompt #1) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. You will be informed if your rifle is affected by this recall and supported with free resources to return the rifle for inspection and specialized cleaning.
III. You may also determine if your rifle is subject to the recall by a visual inspection.
1) If the face of the trigger is ribbed, your rifle does not have an XMP trigger and is NOT subject to this recall.
2) If the face of the trigger is smooth, your rifle has an XMP trigger and IS subject to this recall – in which case you should immediately seek further assistance at xmprecall.remington.com or by calling 1-800-243-9700 (Prompt #3 then Prompt #1) Monday through Friday, 9a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.
REMEDY/ACTION TO BE TAKEN: STOP USING YOUR RIFLE. Any unintended discharge has the potential to cause injury or death. Immediately cease use of recalled rifles and return them to Remington free of charge. Rifles will be inspected, specialty cleaned, tested, and returned as soon as possible, at no cost to you. DO NOT attempt to diagnose or repair recalled rifles.
Please go to the Remington website for further details if you think you own an affected rifle.