Remington clarification

Here are some of the headlines from the lamestreet media (phrase stolen from Alan Korwin):

Never trust the media to get things right. Especially in relation to firearms. Here is what Remington says, via a Tweet from greenmeanie:

HOUSTON, Dec. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — On Dec. 5, 2014, papers were filed seeking approval of a proposed settlement of two economic class-action lawsuits of certain Remington bolt-action centerfire firearms that contain either a Walker trigger mechanism, or a trigger mechanism which utilizes a “trigger connector.”

The filings triggered multiple news reports that mistakenly conveyed the proposed agreement in significant fashions that require immediate clarification.

  • 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 culminates from extensive mediator-supervised negotiations between lawyers for those concerned about the triggers and Remington, who while denying there is any cause for concern, always desires to ensure that its customers are satisfied with Remington products.

    A joint press release will be issued to better explain details of the proposed settlement.

    For further information, contact: Mark Lanier at; 800-723-3216

    SOURCE Lanier Law Firm


    12 thoughts on “Remington clarification

    1. Almost sounds less like a quality control issue and more like a patent issue, from the wording.

    2. P.S. “PRNewswire” is not a news organization. It’s generally unfiltered public relations materials from companies that gets sent around to the media, bloggers, etc.

      You could send your materials promoting Boomershoot and you could say anything you like about the event. That’s what I mean by “unfiltered.”

    3. Wow. I hate to post again, but in the PRNewswire thing you posted, it reads “•These settlements are not recalls.” Meanwhile, right on the Remington website it reads “Safety Warning And Recall Notice” — not once but three times, right at the top of the page I linked to.

      • That’s because many people will be damned if they’ll send in their rifles to be carefully catalogued and re-entered anew on Remington’s ATF Acquisition and Disposition record which will then be available for Federal and New York perusal.

        They say,”Eff the Fedz and their backdoor registration.”

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