Archives for April 2014

Remington Model 700 and Model 7 Rifles

PRODUCT SAFETY WARNING AND RECALL NOTICERemington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles which were manufactured from May 1, 2006 through April 9, 2014 and which have an X-Mark Pro® (“XMP®”) trigger. All product manufactured after April 9, 2014 is not subject to recall.

READ RECALL NOTICE

SEE IF YOUR MODEL 700™ OR MODEL SEVEN™ RIFLE IS AFFECTED

If you own a Remington Model 700™ or Model Seven™ rifle with an X-Mark Pro® trigger, please enter your serial number below to determine if your rifle needs to be inspected as part of the recall:

Where to find your Serial Number

The rifle’s serial number is located where the barrel meets the receiver (for a right handed rifle, the serial number is located on a user’s left, and for a left handed rifle, the serial number is located on a user’s right).

Diagram

WARNING:

STOP USING YOUR RIFLE. Any unintended discharge has the potential for causing injury or death. Immediately stop using your rifle until Remington can inspect it to determine if the XMP trigger has excess bonding agent used in the assembly process, which could cause an unintentional discharge and, if so, specialty clean and restore it to a safe operating condition. If you own a rifle subject to this recall, Remington will provide shipping, inspection, specialty cleaning, and return at no cost to you.DO NOT attempt to diagnose or repair your rifle yourself.

Contact Remington

For the safety of you and those around you, Remington strongly encourages you to STOP USING YOUR RIFLE immediately and contact Remington for inspection and repair. To participate in this recall, visit the Remington Recall Center at xmprecall.remington.com. Or call Remington on its toll-free XMP-Recall Hotline at 1-800-243-9700 (Prompt #3 then Prompt #1) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. You will be asked to provide your name, address, telephone number, and the serial number of your rifle.

http://xmprecall.remington.com/

Ruger AR-15 Rifle

WHY WE ARE RECALLING THESE RIFLES
We have determined that the disconnector in the two-stage trigger system on our SR-556VT™ modern sporting rifles was not properly heat treated by a vendor and that the disconnector can wear prematurely. This, in turn, can result in an unsafe condition in which the rifle delays firing (there is a delay in firing after the trigger is pulled) or doubles (discharging once when the trigger is pulled and again when the trigger is released). Although no incidents have been reported from the field, this is an important safety issue and we are therefore recalling the rifles.

HOW TO DETERMINE IF YOUR RIFLE NEEDS TO BE RECALLED
This disconnector is used only in the two-stage trigger system found in the SR-556VT™ models and no other models of the SR-556® are affected by the recall. However, at this point, all SR-556VT™ rifles manufactured to date are subject to the recall. The SR-556VT™ is distinctive looking as it is equipped with a fixed stock, brushed stainless steel barrel, Magpul® MOE® pistol grip and extended charging handle on the left side. Thus, if your rifle looks like the picture below, it IS subject to the recall. If you have any other model SR-556®, then your rifle IS NOT subject to the recall. If you have questions about whether your rifle is subject to the recall, you can contact our Newport Customer Service Department at 603-865-2442.

NEXT STEPS
We would like to arrange for the return of your rifle to have the disconnector replaced. (The instructions are outlined below.) We will pay all costs of shipping and expect to return your rifle within two weeks of the day we receive it. We recognize that this is an inconvenience so, as a thank you, we will include an extra magazine, a $24.95 value, at no charge to you when we return the rifle.

 

HOW TO ARRANGE TO HAVE YOUR RIFLE RETROFITTED
Step 1 – Contact us via email, phone or fax and provide your name, address, telephone number, best time to call and the serial number of your rifle.

Provide your information by one of the following:
Email: recall@ruger.com Phone: 603-865-3100 Fax: 603-863-6165

Step 2 – We will verify that your rifle is subject to the recall and will send you a packing container, detailed instructions and shipping label so you can send your rifle to us FREE of charge.

Step 3 – We will retrofit your rifle and expect to return it within two weeks of the day we receive it.

Thank you,
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

http://www.ruger.com/SR556VTRecall/index.html