POSTED: Monday, April 14, 2014 - 3:14pm
UPDATED: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 10:21am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) —
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.
II. Identify the serial number and provide it to Remington’s recall support team, either by entering it at xmprecall.remington.com or calling 1-800-243-9700 (Prompt #3 then Prompt #1) Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 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, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 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.
Even after your rifle has been inspected and repaired under this recall program, always follow the Ten Commandments of Firearm safety, printed below, whenever you handle any firearm.
The Ten Commandments of Firearms Safety
1. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
2. Firearms should be unloaded when not actually in use.
3. Don't rely on your gun's safety.
4. Be sure of your target and what's beyond it.
5. Use proper ammunition.
6. If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, handle with care.
7. Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.
8. Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting.
9. Don't alter or modify your gun and have it serviced regularly.
10. Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm you are using.