Remington Issues Product Safety Notice Warning

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  1. thorkyl

    thorkyl Active Member

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    Remington Issues Product Safety Notice Warning

    Madison, North Carolina - Remington has been notified by its supplier of 17 HMR ammunition that 17 HMR ammunition is not suitable for use in semi-automatic firearms. The use of this ammunition in a semi-automatic firearm could result in property damage or serious personal injury.

    If you have a semi-automatic firearm chambered for 17 HMR ammunition, immediately discontinue use of Remington 17 HMR ammunition. If you have any Remington 17 HMR ammunition that you wish to return to Remington contact the Remington Consumer Service number below. Do not return the ammunition to the dealer. Remington will provide you with a $10.00 coupon for each complete box of 50 rounds of Remington branded 17 HMR ammunition you return to Remington. This coupon will be good for the purchase of any Remington ammunition at your local dealer.

    In light of the ammunition manufacturer's notice, it is very important that you immediately stop using your Remington Model 597 17 HMR semi-automatic rifle. If you own a Remington Model 597 17 HMR semi-automatic rifle and wish to return it to Remington please contact the below Remington Consumer Service Number. In return for your Remington Model 597 17 HMR synthetic stock semi-automatic rifle, Remington will provide you a coupon valued at $200.00 good for the purchase of a replacement Remington firearm. If you have a laminate stock Remington Model 597 17 HMR semi-automatic rifle, Remington will provide you a coupon valued at $250.00 good for the purchase of a replacement Remington firearm. Remington will also reimburse you for the actual postage to return your Model 597 17 HMR semi-automatic rifle to Remington.

    Please allow up to 6 weeks after Remington receives your Model 597 17 HMR semi-automatic rifle or your Remington branded 17 HMR ammunition for the appropriate coupons to arrive. Instructions for redemption of the coupons will be contained on the coupon.

    For any consumer questions or instructions on how to return of your Model 597 17 HMR semi-automatic rifle or your Remington branded 17 HMR ammunition, please contact the Remington Consumer Service Department at 1-800-243-9700, Prompt #3.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Safety First
    Always observe the ten commandments of safe gun handling and wear approved eye and ear protection anytime you are shooting.

    Contact:
    Al Russo (336) 548-8572



     


  2. dbgun

    dbgun TGT Addict

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    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  3. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    I'm confused.

    I can get the recall of a batch of ammo. . . . OR . . . . a rifle.

    Why both?
     
  4. thorkyl

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    I think its both

    I have about 500 rounds of the Remington ammo but I have a bolt action and a revolver so the ammo is safe in them.

    I think the double recall is for those that have
    the rifle - send it back
    the ammo and a different semi-auto - send the ammo back

    The problem that I understand is two parts - this is second hand info so take with salt

    1 - in semi-auto's the rim is ripped off the casing during the eject
    2 - in the rifle the extractor pin is causing the round to fire during the load process
     

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