Remington 887 Shotgun Recall
Remington is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 887 shotguns manufactured from December 1, 2013 to November 24, 2014. The company has determined that some Remington Model 887 shotguns manufactured between those dates may have 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.
“While Remington has the utmost confidence in the design of the 887 shotgun, the company is undertaking this recall in the interest of consumer safety,” a statement said.
Remington has also corrected the manufacturing process to eliminate this potential firing-pin problem in shotguns manufactured after November 24, 2014. Shotguns manufactured after November 24, 2014 will also have the distinguishing punch mark on the bolt like models repaired under the recall described below.
The company asks that owners of shotguns made during the affected dates immediately cease use of recalled shotguns and return them to Remington free of charge. Shotguns will be inspected, repaired, tested, and returned as soon as possible, at no cost to the owner.
The company asks owners not to attempt to diagnose or repair the recalled shotguns.
To participate in this recall program, visit http://887recall.remington.com or call 1-800-243-9700 (prompt #3 then prompt #2) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.
Owners will be asked to provide their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and shotgun serial number(s).
Then, Remington will send boxes to the owners with written instructions on what to do next, and arrange for UPS to pick-up the shotgun(s). Remington will cover all related shipping, inspection, and repair charges.
The company asks that gun owners not return shotguns without registering in the program.