Remington issued a go tray recall notice earlier today for Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles with X-Mark Pro® (“XMP®”) triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014.
Specifically, they are concerned about unintentional discharges. According to a press release, “A Remington investigation has determined that some XMP triggers might have excess bonding agent used in the assembly process.”
You can determine if your rifle is covered by this country recall by reporting the serial number to Remington or by visual inspection using the guide provided by Remington (see below).
III. 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.
This isn’t the first recall for the 700. In 2010, they recalled the 700 to deal with a defective safety block. This stemmed from a series of mishaps going back to at least 2001 involving unintentional discharges (sound familiar?). Then, just two years ago, Remington settled lawsuits caused by those defective triggers. Granted, these are slightly different issues but they deal with the same component of the rifle. Considering this is the most popular hunting rifle in the world, they’ll hopefully finally, get this put to bed.
To read the recall notice visit remington.com.