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REMINGTON RECALLS MODEL 700 AND MODEL SEVEN RIFLES

Safety Warning And Recall Notice

PRODUCT SAFETY WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE

REMINGTON MODEL 700™ AND MODEL SEVEN™ RIFLES

PRODUCTS: 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:

  1. Find the rifle’s serial number where the barrel meets the receiver. SEE GRAPHIC A
    • For a right-handed rifle, the serial number is located on a user’s left.
    • For a left-handed rifle, the serial number is located on a user’s right.

    HOW TO FIND YOUR SERIAL NUMBER:

    1. 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.
    2. 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 (see Photo (1) below), your rifle does not have an XMP trigger and is NOT subject to this recall.
      2. If the face of the trigger is smooth (see Photo (2) below), 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.
    NO Recall (Photo 1) Recall (Photo 2)

    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.

    TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS RECALL PROGRAM: For your safety, STOP USING YOUR RIFLE and immediately contact Remington.

    To participate in the recall, please follow the instructions below:

    STEP 1: Visit 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 asked to provide your name, address, telephone number, and rifle(s) serial number.

    STEP 2: Upon receipt of the information requested in Step 1, Remington will send you pre-paid shipping tags, boxes and written instructions. Remington will cover all related shipping, inspection, and cleaning charges. Please ONLY return your rifle with the designated shipping tags and boxes, as they are marked to expedite the rifle to a dedicated Remington facility.

    VERIFICATION OF CORRECTIVE ACTION: Upon return of your rifle, you will note a punch mark on the bolt release (see Photo 3 below). This mark confirms your rifle has been inspected and specialty cleaned under this recall program.

    Remington has also corrected the XMP trigger assembly process to eliminate this problem in rifles made after April 9, 2014. Rifles made after April 9, 2014 will also have a punch mark on the bolt release.

    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.

    PHOTO 3

    Remington is deeply sorry for this inconvenience, but we believe in safety first. It is imperative that Model 700 and Model Seven rifles subject to this recall are not used until they have been inspected and specialty cleaned by Remington. The Remington team is committed to the quality and safety of its products.

    Download this notice in PDF format

     

31 Responses

    1. Brian

      Type up Remington Under Fire on 20/20. They all should be recalled. Fires without intent with and without safety switch on

  1. Robert

    This is my deer rifle that I recently had to sell! I was watching 60 Minutes last night where they reported on the MANY accidents where the rifle for YEARS has been just firing on its own! People have been hurt and killed! Well, once when I was going out on the first day of deer season with a friend, we were about 20 yards from the house where we were staying and the rifle discharged! I have felt haunted by the incident for years because my friend, who was ahead of me could have been killed, and the first day hunt was ruined! When I saw the CBS report I had a OMG moment! I had not been careless, but as the report outlined, this is what could happen! Unbelievable, but I was vindicated because I was taught to be very careful with guns all of my life!

  2. James Russell

    Why didn’t Remington do a fair recall on the .17HMR? Offering the consumer roughly half of what they had paid for the rifles. That is sorry as crap and why there will never be another Remington product of any kind in my home.

    1. Brian

      Type up Remington Under Fire on 20/20. They all should be recalled. Fires without intent with and without safety switch on.
      Remington never recalled any because it would have cost them $$$$$$ . Once again Big corporations put a $$ sign before PEOPLE’S SAFETY

      1. Linda

        You have to click on the link above that says PDF Format. It takes you to another link for instructions and all the photos..

  3. Brent Barrontine

    Over a 50 yr period I have purchased many Remington rifles and shotguns for me and my sons and grandsons. I will never do so again unless Remington does a fair buyback of ALL 700’s.

  4. Garaboldie Rosconiwitz

    Give Remington a break. Couple year old recall.
    They have already had a recall out for this issue.

    1. Paul

      I agree with you, my rifle was recalled, shipping paid both ways, out and back, repaired perfectly! What’s the problem? That was a couple years ago too!

    2. John Tibbs

      I have a model 721 30.06. I just called Remington. All they offer is a $10.00 voucher good only for Remington. Why would I ever want another piece of Remington s–t? 2-3 years ago I saw their retired model 700 designer admit that the trigger-safety mechanism was discovered to be defective. I will NEVER buy another Remington product. Why won’t they restore my rifle?!!!!!!!

  5. Troy borne

    Mine discharged off. When I open the bolt action stuck a bullet in there an when I close it An was going to lock the handle down. It went off. I call Remington back then. They say no recoil on it. Never had anyone else complain about it.. was told to re clean the gun an oil it. Never had it happen again. Which o use it maybe once or twice. It stays lock in the case. Was kind of scared to use it again.

  6. Dave

    This is horrible and disturbing! 6 years ago my nephew had his life suddenly taken away from all of us with his own gun…….a model 700 🙁

  7. spanglecreekappy's

    They all should be recalled, we have two older ones that I just sent back to Remington, wish they would just give us some money for them to buy something else. This is the third time we have had them repaired. When taking safety off they fire at will, did it four different times on mine. Will never use it again, even after fixed.

  8. T Taylor

    Is this the same recall from a couple of years ago concerning the same trigger assy? I sent in two rifles to be corrected then, just wanting to make sure this isn’t the same thing…..or if it’s something different.

  9. Seb

    Just watch their YouTube video about how they make these guns and you will see how it happens. The staff seem less interested then McDonalds staff

  10. Don

    I put a timeny trigger in mine. Never have problems. If you don’t like your model 700 I would be interested in buying it from you.

  11. Gail

    My cousin, who is as safe as can be and has taught his 2 sons to do the same just posted this: ** Update: although I have the ribbed trigger, I called anyway and found out that it is included in the recall! OMG … even their Recall is faulty !

  12. Dwayne

    Best fix is install a Timney trigger you will get a three aid half lb. pull out the box. Easy to install better trigger problem solved this is the first thing I do when I get a 700.

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  14. bryan

    Well some people replying on here should hang up their guns and go back and take the hunters safety exam over again…Always treat all guns as if they are loaded, never point a barrel in an unsafe direction.

  15. John Roby

    Our 7mm Remington discharged and cut my dads thumb wide open. I demanded that Red Oak Gunsmithing change the safety and the trigger before his grandson was gifted this rifle. Red Oak assured me there was nothing wrong with the set up. I said ” ya ‘ tell my dad that” . Now finally Remington is recalling.

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  17. Dustin Smith

    Remington is a f#@$!% joke they took over six months to fix mine.the gun was brand new maybe 5 rounds when I got the recall notice when I got it back it came back to me rusty so when I contacted Remington about the issue all I got was a sorry if you pay to send it back we can re-blue it for you.i have purchased several remington guns and nothing but expensive problems my 1187 super mag shotgun is at the gunsmith as I write this. I would never recommend buying a remington to anyone ever unless you want to throw your money away.they do not stand behind their products and are garbage. I had problems from day one with the 1187 and the recall I strongly recommend never buying a remington