Remington recalls two rifle models due to potential trigger issues, unintentional discharge

Remington Model 700 and Remington Model Seven

(WXYZ) - Remington Arms issued a safety warning and recall notice for two different rifles Friday after potential trigger issues can lead to an unintentional discharge.

The rifles include the Remington Model 700 and the Remington Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014.

According to the company, senior engineers determined that some rifles with the XMP triggers could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge.

The investigation determined that some of the triggers might have excess bonding agent used in the assembly process, which could cause the unintentional discharge.

Customers are urged to stop using the rifles immediately, and return them to Remington free of charge. The rifles will then be inspected, specialty cleaned, tested and returned as soon as possible.

There are two ways to determine if your rifle is one of the recalled rifles. The first is to find the rifles serial number, which is located on the left side for right-handed rifles and on the right for left-handed rifles (see the first photo). Then, go to xmprecall.remington.com  or call 1-800-243-9700 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and give them the serial number.

Also, you can check your trigger. If the trigger is smooth, like the one in the second photo above, then it is the XMP trigger and is being recalled. If the trigger is ribbed, it is not the XMP trigger and is not subject to recall.

Remington is urging people to stop using their rifle, because any unintended discharge has the potential to cause injury or death. For more information on the recall, click here.

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