Remington has been in the news recently as the company and plaintiffs in two class-action lawsuits regarding a proposed settlement agreement concerning Remington Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with specific trigger mechanisms that, under certain conditions, could potentially cause unintentional discharges.
Unfortunately, many of these reports have mistakenly conveyed several aspects of the proposed settlement filed on December 5.
Below are a few of the important clarifications issued by the plaintiffs' council:
- "These settlements are not recalls."
- "These settlements are not any admission that the products are defective or unsafe."
- "These settlements are an opportunity for any concerned consumers who have the Remington Model 700, Seven, Sportsman 78, 673, 710, 715, 770, 600, 660, XP-100, 721, 722 and 725 rifles with either a Walker trigger mechanism, or a trigger mechanism which utilizes a 'trigger connector' to have Remington install a new trigger."
- "The benefits under the settlement, including the trigger replacement program, will not be in place until after court approval of the settlement and full notice will go out at that time."
This story will be updated as new information emerges.