Gun alert: Faulty triggers on Remington riffles

RIFLE owners across Australia have been put on notice to check if they own two popular Remington rifles which may have faulty trigger mechanisms.

The two rifles, the Remington Model 700 and Model Seven with X-Mark Pro triggers XMP, have been recalled in the United States.

Models with the faulty triggers have been reported as discharging without any contact with the trigger.

Manufactured between May 2006 and April 2014, the rifles are still being imported into Australia, with up to 4000 in the supply chain.

ACCC deputy chairwoman Deli Rickard said while there had not been any reports of injuries, gun owners should avoid using them until checked out.

Gun owners who may have one of some 21,000 of the rifles in circulation in Australia should stop using their rifle and check the triggers.

Owners can get more information from Recalls Australia online, while Remington has pledged to replace all XMP triggers in all affected rifles for free.

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