Last Chance to Opt-out of Remington Class Action Settlement

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Last year Remington recalled Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro (“XMP”) triggers manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014. With the Model 700 being a very popular rifle worldwide, this may have been the largest firearms recall in history.

Unsurprisingly, soon after this recall was announced class action lawyers sued the company. These lawyers have now settled with Remington. The settlement allows people actually affected by the potentially faulty trigger to have the trigger replaced and a $12.50 voucher for the Remington store. Remington already voluntarily recalled the triggers, so the real outcome is just a $12.50 voucher.

Meanwhile the lawyers Richard Arsenault, Charles E. Schaffer and others will be paid to up $12.5 million. In my opinion, like most consumer class action lawsuits, it existed to enrich the lawyers involved.

The last day to opt out of the Remington Class Action Lawsuit is tomorrow (5 October) at midnight. Some people are complaining that the terms are unfair. They believe if they chose to replace their trigger with a Timney trigger instead of a Remington trigger, they should be paid for that expensive high-end trigger. I think this is ludicrous logic. If my Ford was recalled, I would hardly expect that it should be replaced with a Ferrari.

If you wish to opt out you can email or call the Angeion Group (who are contracted to manage the settlement) at 1-800-876-5940.

Personally, I think Remington recalling the trigger was enough and that it is sad our justice system encourages and accommodates frivolous class action lawsuits that serve solely to enrich a handful of lawyers.

Thanks to John for information regarding this settlement.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • JBnID JBnID on Oct 05, 2015

    Steve-- I think you've proven my 3rd Objection filed with the Court. This is a VERY confusing issue involving several different triggers. Your picture above is misleading at best because lawyers are using different terms for close to the same action.
    More information is available directly from the lawyers handling this latest (but new) fiasco.

    All the documents are on the right side of the page. "Settlement" is the one that has the information in it.


  • Hydepark Hydepark on Oct 06, 2015

    I'm somewhat disappointed in Steve's and the other authors' lack of response to what people have posted here. Safety is way more important to me than whether or not TFB puts out fluff reviews. I hoped this post would get more people talking. If I meet a friend who tells me how great his dad's 700 is, I ask him to please never bring it around me and explain why.