Frequently Asked Questions

WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE SETTLEMENT CLASS?

Who is included in the Settlement?

  • All current owners of Remington Model 700, Seven, Sportsman 78, 673, 710, 715, 770, 600, 660, XP-100, 721, 722, and 725 firearms containing a Remington trigger mechanism that utilizes a trigger connector; and
  • All current owners of Remington Model 700 and Model Seven rifles containing an X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014, who did not participate in the voluntary X-Mark Pro product recall prior to April 14, 2015; and
  • All current and former owners of Remington Model 700 and Model Seven rifles who replaced their rifle’s original Walker trigger mechanism at their own cost with an X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism.

Are there exceptions to being included in the Settlement?

You are not a Settlement Class Member even if you are included in one or both Settlement Classes if:

  • You are neither a citizen nor a resident of the United States or its territories;
  • You are a governmental entity;
  • You are a subsidiary or affiliate of any of the Defendants; or
  • You are the Judge in the lawsuit or a member of the Judge’s immediate family.

What models are included in this settlement?

  • Models 700, Seven, Sportsman 78, and 673 with a Remington trigger mechanism that utilizes a trigger connector;
  • Models 700 and Seven with an X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014 (and not repaired as part of the X-Mark Pro Product Safety Recall prior to April 14, 2015);
  • Models 710, 715 and 770 with a Remington trigger mechanism that utilizes a trigger connector;
  • Models 600, 660, and XP-100 with a Remington trigger mechanism that utilizes a trigger connector; and
  • Models 721, 722, and 725 with a Remington trigger mechanism that utilizes a trigger connector.

THE SETTLEMENT BENEFITS—WHAT YOU GET AND HOW TO GET IT

What benefits are available to Settlement class members?

If you are a Settlement Class Member, what you are eligible to receive depends on several factors, including the model and trigger mechanism of your firearm and what subclass you fall into. The benefits available to settlement class members are as follows:

  1. Current owners of Models 700, Seven, Sportsman 78, and 673 with a Remington trigger mechanism that utilizes a trigger connector.

    A Remington Authorized Repair Center will remove the original trigger mechanism and retrofit the firearm with an X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism manufactured under the new assembly process at no cost to the Settlement Class Member. Settlement Class Members can choose either to take their firearm to the RARC for the retrofit or to ship their firearm to the RARC for the retrofit. If they choose to ship their firearm, Remington will send the Settlement Class Member pre-paid shipping tags, boxes, and written instructions. A current list of Remington Authorized Repair Centers can be found on the Settlement Website or by calling the Settlement Phone Number. Settlement Class Members must first submit a timely Claim Form to be eligible for this benefit.

  2. Current owners of Models 710, 715, and 770 with a Remington trigger mechanism that utilizes a trigger connector.

    Remington will remove the original trigger mechanism and retrofit the firearm with the current Model 770 connectorless trigger mechanism at no cost to the Settlement Class Member. Remington will send the Settlement Class Member pre-paid shipping tags, boxes, and written instructions on how to ship the firearm to Remington for the retrofit. Settlement Class Members must first timely submit a Claim Form to be eligible for this benefit.

  3. Current owners of Models 600, 660, and XP-100 with a Remington trigger mechanism that utilizes a trigger connector.

    These firearms were predominantly produced between 1962 and 1982 and cannot be readily retrofitted with a connectorless trigger mechanism. Settlement Class Members will be provided with voucher codes redeemable for products at Remington’s online store. A voucher code for Remington products in the amount of $12.50 will be provided to Settlement Class Members who own a Model 600, 660, or XP-100, which were manufactured between 1962 and 1982. These voucher codes are transferable, may be combined with other Remington coupons or vouchers, and do not expire. Settlement Class Members are not required to return their firearm(s) to Remington in order to receive a voucher code. Settlement Class Members must first timely submit a Claim Form to be eligible for this benefit.

  4. Current owners of Models 721, 722, and 725 with a Remington trigger mechanism that utilizes a trigger connector.

    These firearms were predominantly produced between 1948 and 1961 and cannot be readily retrofitted with a connectorless trigger mechanism. Settlement Class Members will be provided with voucher codes redeemable for products at Remington’s online store. A voucher code for Remington products in the amount of $10.00 will be provided to Settlement Class Members who own a Model 721, 722, or 725, which were manufactured from 1948 to 1961. These voucher codes are transferable, may be combined with other Remington coupons or vouchers, and do not expire. Settlement Class Members are not required to return their firearm(s) to Remington in order to receive a voucher code. Settlement Class Members must first timely submit a Claim Form to be eligible for this benefit.

  5. Current owners of Models 700 and Seven containing an X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014 that have not been repaired as part of the voluntary Product Safety Recall prior to April 14, 2015.

    A Remington Authorized Repair Center will remove the existing X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism and retrofit the firearm with an X-Mark Pro manufactured under the new assembly process at no cost to the Settlement Class Member. Settlement Class Members can choose either to take their firearm to the RARC for the retrofit or to ship their firearm to the RARC for the retrofit. If they choose to ship their firearm, Remington will send the Settlement Class Member pre-paid shipping tags, boxes, and written instructions. A current list of Remington Authorized Repair Centers can be found on the Settlement Website or by calling the Settlement Phone Number. Settlement Class Members must first submit a timely Claim Form to be eligible for this benefit.

    NOTE: These models are the subject of a voluntary Product Safety Recall (see xmprecall.remington.com).

    WARNING: IF YOU HAVE A REMINGTON RIFLE THAT FITS THIS DESCRIPTION, STOP USING YOUR FIREARM. Any unintended discharge has the potential to cause injury or death. Immediately cease use of your firearm. DO NOT attempt to diagnose or repair your firearm.

    Both this Settlement and the Product Safety Recall entitle current owners of these firearms to have their old X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism retrofitted with a new X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism. However, the Product Safety Recall does not provide for any other benefit described herein. Current owners of rifles subject to the Product Safety Recall may still participate in this Settlement.

  6. Current and former owners of Model 700 and Seven rifles who replaced at their own cost their rifle’s original Walker trigger mechanism with an X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014.

    In addition to the retrofit, current and former owners of Model 700 and Seven rifles who replaced their firearm’s original Walker trigger mechanism at their own cost with an X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014, may also seek a refund of the amount of money they paid for the replacement. The Settlement Class Member must first fully and timely execute the Claim Form and any requested documentation. Refunds shall not exceed $119, which represents the most that Remington has ever charged for an X-Mark Pro installation in Model 700 or Model Seven rifles originally containing a Walker trigger mechanism. Refunds will be batch mailed four times per year.

  7. All Settlement Firearms.

    In addition to the benefits described above, all Settlement Class Members who timely execute the Claim Form will be provided with an educational DVD regarding safe firearm handling practices.

How do I receive the settlement benefits?

The settlement is final. You must submit a Claim Form to receive benefits. Claim forms must be received by April 23, 2020. If you do nothing, you will not receive benefits from the Settlement. If you do nothing, you will still be considered a Settlement Class Member, but you will not be able to sue Defendants about the issues in the lawsuit.

Claim Forms are available on this website or by calling 1-800-876-5940. You may submit your Claim Form online, or you may complete your form and then submit it by U.S. mail or e-mail at the addresses listed below:

Online: www.remingtonfirearmsclassactionsettlement.com
By E-Mail: remington@angeiongroup.com
By U.S. Mail: Angeion Group
Attn: Remington Claims
Suite 2210, 1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103.

What is the deadline for submitting my claim?

You may submit a claim now. All claims must be received by April 23, 2020.

What is the Effective Date?

The Effective Date is October 23, 2018—that is the date the settlement became final. All claims must be received within 18 months of the Effective Date, or by April 23, 2020.

May I request an extension of the claim-filing deadline?

Only the Court could grant an extension of this deadline. Please take all necessary steps to submit your claim on time.

When will my firearm be retrofitted?

Remington is in the process of repairing firearms and distributing other benefits. Unless your firearm is subject to a safety recall, repairs will be completed in the order in which claims were filed. Remington will contact you by e-mail when it is ready for you to ship in your firearm or it is ready for you to take your firearm to the RARC. Remington will do its best to return firearms in the shortest time practicable but repairs will take several weeks to complete.

I submitted my claim some time ago, but I still have not heard from Remington. What can I do?

Unless your firearm is subject to a safety recall, repairs will be completed in the order in which claims were filed. Please try to be patient. Remington has tens of thousands of firearms to repair, and the repair process only began on October 23, 2018.

How do I check the status of the retrofit of my firearm after I mail it in?

There is a link on the home page of this website that will enable you to check the status of your firearm online. Click on the page “Track Retrofit.”

What if I do not want to participate in the Settlement?

The deadline to opt out of the settlement has passed.

What if I do not like the Settlement, can I tell the Court I do not like the Settlement?

The deadline to object to the settlement has passed.

What if I want to participate, but I live outside the United States?

Settlement benefits are only available for current residents or citizens of the United States and its territories. You must have a U.S. shipping address in order to mail your firearm to Remington for a retrofit.

Do I have to submit my claim form electronically?

No. You may print a copy of the claim form attached to the home page and submit it to the mailing address or e-mail address shown on the claim form.

May I submit a claim for more than one firearm?

You may submit a claim for each qualifying firearm that you own. However, you must submit a separate claim form (electronically or in hard copy) for each firearm. Only one serial number is permitted per claim form.

How do I find my firearm’s serial number?

The firearm’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).

Serial Number

What if I am entitled to a retrofit pursuant to the X-Mark Pro Product Safety Recall, but I do not want to participate in the settlement? Instead, I only want to participate in the recall?

You may visit xmprecall.remington.com to request a new X-Mark Pro trigger under the recall. However, you will still be considered a member of the settlement class, because the deadline to opt out has passed.

What if I already had my firearm retrofitted with a new X-Mark Pro trigger as part of the X-Mark Pro Product Safety Recall?

If you participated in the X-Mark Pro Product Safety Recall before April 14, 2015, you are not included in the settlement and are not entitled to any further benefits. If you participated in the X-Mark Pro Product Safety Recall after April 14, 2015, you are still a settlement class member.

How do I tell if my firearm was already retrofitted with a new X-Mark pro trigger as part of the X-Mark Pro Product Safety Recall?

If your firearm has been repaired as part of the X-Mark Pro Product Safety Recall, there will be a punch mark on the bolt release (pictured below). Remington has also corrected the XMP trigger assembly process to eliminate the issue in rifles made after April 9, 2014. Rifles made after April 9, 2014, will also have a punch mark on the bolt release. These firearms are not included in the settlement.

Punch Mark

What do I do with the Ticket ID# included on the e-mail I received after I submitted my claim?

The Ticket ID# is how your claim will be identified in Remington’s system. If you call Angeion with a question, you will be asked for your Ticket ID#. If you wish to check the status of your retrofit on the settlement website, you will be asked to input your Ticket ID#.

I have chosen to take my firearm to a Remington Authorized Repair Center (“RARC”) to have it retrofitted. When can I take in my firearm?

If your firearm is subject to the XMP recall, you may take your unloaded firearm to the RARC at any time. All other firearms will be repaired in the order in which the claim was received. It may take several weeks before the RARC is ready to repair your firearm. Remington will contact you by e-mail when it is ready for you to take your firearm to the RARC.

I have chosen to take my firearm to a RARC, but I received instructions from Remington on how to mail in my firearm. Why?

Remington’s system auto-generates shipping instructions for all firearms it will service at one of its facilities. If, when submitting your claim, you elected to walk your firearm into an RARC for service, you can ignore the shipping instructions automatically sent by Remington’s system. You may keep the box you received.

When I take my firearm to the RARC, what do I need to take with me?

Take your unloaded firearm as well as a copy of the e-mail notification you received after you submitted your claim. The e-mail notification will contain your Ticket ID#.

How can I figure out where the closest Remington Authorized Repair Center is to me?

There is a list of Remington Authorized Repair Centers attached to the home page of this website. If, when filling out your claim form, you opted to take your firearm to the nearest RARC (instead of having your firearm shipped there), you may choose the RARC to which you want to take your firearm.

Besides the retrofit, how do I get the other relief I am entitled to under the settlement?

Fill out a claim form. All other relief is in the process of being distributed.

I own a Model 710, 715 or 770. Why can I not have my firearm retrofitted at an RARC?

The RARCs are not equipped to retrofit these firearms, which require a different type of retrofit. All of these firearms must be retrofitted at Remington’s factory in Ilion, New York.

I own a Model 600, 660, XP-100, 721, 722 or 725. Why can I not get my firearm retrofitted?

These models are typically quite old and are not conducive to a retrofit. Instead, you are entitled to a voucher code for use on the Remington website.

How do I get a refund of the money I previously paid to have my firearm’s original Walker fire control replaced with an X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism?

You can make that request on your claim form. If you paid Remington for the replacement, no further documentation needs to be provided. If you paid a third party, you must print a copy of the “Refund Request Form,” complete it, and return it to Angeion with either a copy of your receipt showing the cost of the repair or a completed attestation signed by you and an individual qualified to make rifle repairs.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

What is a Walker trigger mechanism?

“Walker trigger mechanism” means the Remington trigger mechanism in certain Remington firearms, including Model 700 bolt-action rifles manufactured prior to 2006, which utilizes a trigger connector.

What is a trigger connector?

“Trigger connector” means the component part in certain Remington trigger mechanisms, including the Walker trigger mechanism, which engages with the sear.

What is an X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism?

“X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism” means the Remington trigger mechanism in certain Remington firearms, including Model 700 bolt-action rifles manufactured beginning in 2006, which does not utilize a trigger connector.

How do I figure out if I have a model that is the subject of the lawsuit?

In the picture below, the model shows to the right of the serial number.

Serial Number

How do I know what type of trigger mechanism my firearm contains?

See the pictures below.

  • Walker trigger mechanisms and other trigger mechanisms utilizing a trigger connector (in Models 710, 715 and 770) have a serrated trigger (picture on left).
  • X-Mark Pro trigger mechanisms have a smooth trigger (picture on right).

Walker Trigger XMP Trigger

What is the “XMP Product Safety Recall”?

Remington has determined that some Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro triggers manufactured from May 1, 2006, to April 9, 2014, could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge. A Remington investigation has determined that some X-Mark Pro triggers might have excess bonding agent used in the assembly process. While Remington has the utmost confidence in the design of the X-Mark Pro trigger, it is undertaking a Product Safety Recall in the interest of consumer safety to replace these triggers with new X-Mark Pro triggers.

WARNING: IF YOU HAVE A REMINGTON RIFLE THAT FITS THIS DESCRIPTION, STOP USING YOUR FIREARM. Any unintended discharge has the potential to cause injury or death. Immediately cease use of your firearm. DO NOT attempt to diagnose or repair your firearm.

Please note that both this settlement and the Product Safety Recall entitle current owners of these firearms who have not already participated in the Product Safety Recall to have their old X-Mark Pro trigger retrofitted with a new X-Mark Pro trigger. However, the Product Safety Recall does not provide for any other benefit provided in the settlement. Current owners of rifles subject to the Product Safety Recall may still participate in this settlement. Visit xmprecall.remington.com for additional details about the Product Safety Recall.

Why are these firearms being recalled?

Only Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro triggers manufactured from May 1, 2006, to April 9, 2014, have been recalled. Models 700, Seven, Sportsman 78, and 673 with a Remington Walker trigger mechanism that utilizes a trigger connector, and Models 710, 715, 770, 600, 660, XP-100, 721, 722, and 725 with a Remington trigger mechanism that utilizes a trigger connector have not been recalled. While Plaintiffs’ economic-loss claims related to those models are being settled through this class action settlement, those firearms are not being recalled.

Is my firearm unsafe? Do I need to stop using my firearm?

Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro triggers manufactured from May 1, 2006, to April 9, 2014, could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge. A Remington investigation has determined that some X-Mark Pro triggers might have excess bonding agent used in the assembly process. While Remington has the utmost confidence in the design of the X-Mark Pro trigger, it has undertaken a Product Safety Recall in the interest of consumer safety to replace these triggers with new X-Mark Pro triggers.

WARNING: IF YOU HAVE A REMINGTON RIFLE THAT FITS THIS DESCRIPTION, STOP USING YOUR FIREARM. Any unintended discharge has the potential to cause injury or death. Immediately cease use of your firearm. DO NOT attempt to diagnose or repair your firearm.

For information related to the parties’ respective positions on the other models and trigger mechanisms at issue in this litigation, please refer to the documents located under the “Important Documents” section of the website.

My firearm fired without a trigger pull. What should I do?

STOP USING YOUR FIREARM. You will need to file a claim if you have not filed one already. Please be sure to check “yes” on the form indicating that you allege the firearm fired without a trigger pull. Remington will shortly send you instructions regarding how to ship in your firearm for a retrofit.

I participated in the bolt-lock safety program. Can I get back the money I spent under that program?

No. The costs associated with that program were for maintenance unrelated to the X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism. If an X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism happened to be installed during the course of that program, the customer was not charged for it.

What if my firearm contains an after-market trigger made by another company?

Your firearm is not covered by the settlement. Only firearms containing a Remington Walker trigger mechanism, a Remington trigger mechanism with a trigger connector, or an X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism manufactured between May 1, 2006 and April 9, 2014, are covered by the settlement.

BASIC INFORMATION

What is a Class Action?

In a class action, one or more plaintiffs called “class representatives” sue one or more defendants on behalf of other people who allege similar claims. All of these people with claims, together, are the “Settlement Class” or “Settlement Class Members.” In this case, a Court approved the case proceeding as a class action.

What is this class action about?

The class action lawsuit claims that trigger mechanisms with a component part known as a trigger connector are defectively designed and can result in accidental discharges without the trigger being pulled. Defendants deny Plaintiffs’ allegations that the design of the firearm is defective. The lawsuit further claims that from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014, the X-Mark Pro trigger mechanism assembly process created the potential for the application of an excess amount of bonding agent, which could cause Model 700 or Seven rifles containing such trigger mechanisms to discharge without a trigger pull under certain limited conditions. Remington has undertaken a voluntary Product Safety Recall, which has been ongoing for more than four years, to address this issue. The lawsuit further contends that the value and utility of these firearms have been diminished as a result of these alleged defects. Defendants deny Plaintiffs’ allegations that the value and utility of these firearms have been diminished. The Parties agreed to resolve these matters before these issues were decided by the Court.

This Settlement does not involve claims of personal injury or property damage.

What Court is in charge of this Class Action Settlement?

The Court in charge of the Settlement is the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Kansas City Division. The name of the lawsuit is Pollard v. Remington Arms Co., LLC, et al., Case No. 4:13-cv-00086-ODS (W.D. Mo.).

Why is the class action being settled?

Both sides in the lawsuit agreed to a settlement so that the Settlement Class Members can get benefits, to avoid the cost and risk of further litigation, including a potential trial, and in exchange for releasing Defendants from liability. The settlement does not mean that Defendants broke any laws and/or did anything wrong, and the Court did not decide which side was right. The Class Representatives and the lawyers representing them (called “Class Counsel”) believe that the settlement is in the best interests of all Class Members.

What is Angeion Group?

Angeion Group is a third-party, class-action settlement administrator. Angeion Group is assisting Class Counsel and Defendants with the settlement process, including distribution of certain benefits.

Who should I contact with questions about this settlement?

You may visit www.remingtonfirearmsclassactionsettlement.com for general information about the settlement. For additional information, please call Angeion Group at 1-800-876-5940 or email remington@angeiongroup.com. Please send all written correspondence to Angeion Group, Attn: Remington Claims, Suite 2210, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. In addition, you may contact Class Counsel. The names and contact information for Class Counsel is listed in the response to the next question.

Do I need an attorney in order to participate?

Claimants may, at any time, consult a lawyer in connection with this settlement agreement. However, representation by an attorney is not required in order to participate. In fact the Court has designated the following lawyers to represent you and all Class Members. Together, these lawyers are called Class Counsel.

The names and addresses of Class Counsel are as follows:

Richard Arsenault
2220 Bonaventure Court
Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: 800-256-1050
Fax: 318-561-2592
rarsenault@nbalawfirm.com

Charles E. Schaffer
LEVIN, FISHBEIN, SEDRAN & BERMAN
510 Walnut Street, Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-592-1500
Fax: 215-592-4663
cschaffer@lfsblaw.com

Eric D. Holland
HOLLAND LAW FIRM
300 North Tucker Boulevard, Suite 801
St. Louis, MO 63101
Tel: (314) 241-8111
Fax: (314) 241-5554
eholland@allfela.com

W. Mark Lanier
LANIER LAW FIRM
6810 FM 1960 West
Houston, TX 77069
wml@lanierlawfirm.com

How are lawyers for Class members paid?

The lawyers who represent the Settlement Classes asked the Court for reimbursement of their out-of-pocket expenses and an award of attorneys’ fees and costs based on their work in this litigation. The Court has approved the lawyers’ request for $12.5 million to cover all fees, costs, and expenses. These payments of legal fees and expenses will not reduce the value of the Settlement benefits made available to Settlement Class Members.

Will the Class representatives who have worked with the lawyers receive any extra payment?

Yes. To compensate them for the work in this litigation, Class Counsel asked the Court for an incentive award in the amount of $2,500 for each class representative. That request was approved by the Court. These payments will not reduce the value of the Settlement benefits made available to Settlement Class Members.

GETTING ADDITIONAL OR MORE INFORMATION

Are more details about the Settlement and my rights under the Settlement available?

This website summarizes the Settlement and your rights under the Settlement. It cannot tell you every right to which you may be entitled. To obtain further information or advice about your legal rights, you may contact Class Counsel or consult a lawyer at your own expense.

More details about the terms of the Settlement are set forth in the Settlement Agreement. If you have questions or want to know more about the Settlement, you can contact the Claims Administrator or Class Counsel.