Remington reminds patrons about settlement agreement

Under orders of a federal judge, Remington Arms is reminding owners of certain kinds of Remington rifles that a settlement has been reached.

The announcement informs patrons of their options under the agreement that includes either replacing possible defective rifle parts or exclusion from the agreement and maintaining the right to file suit over the alleged product defect.

The settlement effects owner of Remington models 700, Seven, and related models. Also, there are two settlement classes. The first includes owners of firearms using a trigger connector and the second includes owners of firearms that utilize the X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism.

The settlement was the result of a federal class action suit out of Missouri that alleged certain Remington hunting rifles equipped with a specific trigger design can fire without a trigger pull. Although the settlement will cost Remington millions, the gun maker denies allegations of selling defective products. Settlement negotiations began when both parties agreed to settle in 2014.

For patrons who want to file suit, they must exclude themselves from the settlement class by Nov. 18. Also, patrons with objections to the settlement must file them on Nov. 18.

For more information or to file a claim, call 1-800-876-5940 or visit www.remingtonfirearmsclassactionsettlement.com.