Remington announced a recall on Monday with respect to Model 887™ shotguns manufactured from December 1, 2013 to November 24, 2014.
Apparently, under certain circumstances, these pump guns may unintentionally discharge. Obviously, that’s quite dangerous!
From the press release:
Remington has determined that some Remington Model 887™ shotguns manufactured between December 1, 2013 and November 24, 2014 may exhibit a defect causing the firing pin to bind in the forward position within the bolt, which can result in an unintentional discharge when chambering a live round. Therefore, Remington is recalling ALL potentially affected products to fully inspect and repair.
Remington has advised customers to immediately cease use of recalled shotguns and return them to Remington free of charge. The shotguns will be inspected, repaired, tested, and returned as soon as possible.
Owners of the recalled shotguns should not attempt to diagnose or repair the shotguns themselves. Remington has established a dedicated website and toll-free hotline to help consumers determine whether their Model 887™ shotguns are subject to recall:
• Website: http://887recall.remington.com
• Toll-Free Hotline: 1-800-243-9700 (Prompt #3 then Prompt #2) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5
The website and hotline provide instruction on how to return recalled shotguns free of charge for repair.
Remington is notifying consumers of this recall through a broad range of platforms including media outreach, targeted advertising, and digital media promotion. Remington is also reminding all gun owners to always follow the Ten Commandments of Firearms Safety:
The Ten Commandments of Firearms Safety
1. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
2. Firearms should be unloaded when not actually in use.
3. Don’t rely on your gun’s safety.
4. Be sure of your target and what’s beyond it.
5. Use proper ammunition.
6. If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, handle with care.
7. Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.
8. Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting.
9. Don’t alter or modify your gun and have it serviced regularly.
10. Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm you are using.