|Remington 700 BDL|
Remington has announced a voluntary recall of Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro (XMP) triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014. Remington engineers have determined that some of the guns could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge.
Remington's investigation has 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. Remington advises that customers immediately cease use of recalled rifles and return them to Remington, free of charge. The rifles will be inspected, cleaned, tested, and returned as soon as possible. The company advises consumers not to attempt to diagnose or repair recalled rifles.
To participate in this recall, visit the Remington Recall Center at xmprecall.remington.com. Or call Remington on its toll-free XMP-Recall Hotline at 1-800-243-9700 [prompt #3 then Prompt #1), Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm EST. You will be asked to provide your name, address, telephone number, and the serial number of your rifle.
Remington, of course, apologizes for this inconvenience. If you have the Model 700 and Model Seven rifle that is on recall, please do not use it until it has been inspected, repaired and tested by Remington. Note that while Remington states it is a voluntary recall, there were serious injuries occurring because of this problem years before the recall; ultimately concerning lawsuits. This does not fare well for the Remington's traditional standards of excellence and firearm safety.
This is a good example of why firearms should always, whether you think it loaded or not, be pointed in a safe direction in case of accidental discharge.