Remington issuing safety recall of select Model 700 and Model Seven rifles

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Remington has announced a voluntary safety recall of Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro, or XMP triggers manufactured between May 1, 2006 and April 9, 2014.

Any rifles made after April 9, 2014 are not subject to recall.

Remington discovered that rifles equipped with the XMP trigger can fire unintentionally. This is very dangerous and potentially fatal if not addressed. This problem is specific to the XMP trigger only. All other Model 700 and Model Seven rifles are unaffected by this recall.

The cause of the problem is “excess bonding agent being applied in the assembly process,” not the trigger itself.

“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,” states the recall notice.

The XMP triggers can be identified by their smooth faces. Rifles with serrated trigger faces are not affected.

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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.

If you think your rifle may be affected by this recall, call Remington at 1 (800) 243-9700 with your gun’s serial number. The serial number is marked on the barrel at the receiver.

Alternatively you can use the Remington XMP trigger recall website to run a check on your rifle’s serial number. All of the details of the recall can be read here (.pdf).

If your rifle falls into this recall contact Remington immediately and do not use or fire it. These guns shouldn’t even be loaded.

Even if you’re unsure if your rifle fits the criteria please confirm your serial number is not on the list of affected rifles.

If you own a rifle subject to this recall, Remington will provide shipping, inspection, specialty cleaning, and return at no cost to you,” states the recall. “DO NOT attempt to diagnose or repair your rifle yourself.”

It is not necessary to ship firearms through an FFL for service. They can be shipped via Fed-Ex directly to Remington and then back to the owner’s home address.

This is unrelated to the allegations that Remington knowingly manufactured flawed firearms with faulty trigger systems.

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