Remington Firearms Litigants Offered Free Trigger Retrofit
Richard J. Arsenault serves as Class Counsel in Pollard v. Remington Arms Company, LLC, a nationwide class action concerning certain Remington firearms. The class action lawsuit alleges that trigger mechanisms contain a defectively-designed trigger connector that can result in accidental discharges without the trigger being pulled. The lawsuit also claims that Remington X-Mark Pro® triggers manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014 contained a defect in the manufacturing process that created the potential for application of excess bonding agent to be applied to the trigger mechanism, which could cause a discharge without the trigger being pulled in some limited conditions.
While defendants deny any wrongdoing, the Parties reached a Settlement. The proposed Settlement provides for certain benefits to current owners of following Models:
- Sportsman 78
For most of the firearms, Settlement Class Members are entitled to a free retrofit of the affected trigger mechanism. Owners of some older models are eligible for vouchers at Remington’s online store.
The District Court approved the Settlement in March 2017. Two objectors took an appeal to the United States Court of Appeal for the Eighth Circuit. That appeal is pending as of May 2018. If the Order approving the Settlement is approved, the period for filing claims will be open for 18 months.
What To Do If You Own One Of The Identified Remington Firearms
While most of the benefits of the Settlement are on hold due to the appeal, owners of these firearms may still file claims. Firearm owners are encouraged to visit the official Settlement Website at remingtonfirearmsclassactionsettlement.com for additional information and filing claims. Current owners of the Model 700 or Model Seven with an X-Mark Pro Trigger® manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014 are eligible for a retrofit while the appeal is pending. It is recommended that if you own one of these Model 700s or Model Sevens with the X-Mark Pro® Trigger subject to the recall that you stop using your firearm.
Please consult the official Settlement Website for claims information and safety warnings.