ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) – The gun manufacturer Remington Arms Co. will replace trigger mechanisms on Model 700 bolt-action hunting rifles, or provide economic relief for purchasers, as part of a settlement of class-action lawsuits.
Remington announced the agreement Thursday.
Suits filed in Missouri and Washington state claimed the rifle has a defective trigger mechanism that can cause injury and death. They are among several suits filed against the gun maker over the years. Remington has sold more than 5 million of the rifles since 1948.
Remington Arms says in a statement that it agreed to the settlements even though the company denies the plaintiffs’ allegations of economic loss. The company declined further comment and did not provide details of how the trigger mechanisms will be replaced.
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