Remington announces voluntary product recall
North Carolina (US), April 13, 2014
Remington Arms Company has announced a voluntary recall of Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014 over safety issues.
Headquartered in North Carolina (US), Remington is a major designer and manufacturer of products for the hunting, shooting sports, military and law enforcement markets.
Senior Remington engineers determined that some Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with XMP triggers could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge.
Remington said its investigation determined that some XMP triggers might have excess bonding agent used in the assembly process, which could cause an unintentional discharge.
Therefore, Remington is recalling all affected products to fully inspect and clean the XMP triggers with a specialized process, it stated.
The company has urged its customers to immediately cease use of recalled rifles and return them to Remington free of charge. The rifles will be inspected, specialty cleaned, tested, and returned as soon as possible, the statement from the company said.
“Remington takes safety extremely seriously,” remarked Teddy Novin, the director of Public Affairs and Communications.
“While we have the utmost confidence in the design of the XMP trigger, we are undertaking this recall in the interest of customer safety, to remove any potential excess bonding agent applied in the assembly process. We have established significant safety and technical resources to determine which rifles are affected and to minimize any risks. Our goal is to have every recalled firearm inspected, specialty cleaned, tested and returned as soon as possible,” said Novin.
“We’re putting our customers and their safety first by voluntarily recalling all potentially affected rifles. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service