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A new investigation reveals how America’s oldest gun company has used and allegedly abused the courts to hide an alleged design defect in its most popular product. At least two dozen deaths and hundreds of injuries have been linked to inadvertent firings of Remington’s Model 700 bolt-action rifle. The investigation, which builds on CNBC’s previous reporting on the Remington Arms Company, also reveals how other companies in a wide variety of industries are using similar tactics to hide potentially life saving information from the public. http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/08/deadly-secrets-companies-using-courts-at-your-peril.html http://www.cnbc.com/remington-under-fire/ http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/08/want-your-remington-gun-fixed-heres-what-you-need-to-know.html http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/08/remington-under-fire-the-reckoning.html http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/19/under-oath-inventor-of-controversial-remington-trigger-speaks.html http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/08/defective-or-not-the-government-cant-recall-your-gun.html
An investigation into an alleged defect involving 20 million rifles and shotguns, causing many to fire without the trigger being pulled. Despite dozens of injuries and at least seven deaths—and evidence the manufacturer has been aware of a problem for decades—Remington has publicly insisted its guns are safe and the incidents are a result of user error. Using internal company documents including customer complaints dating back to the 1950s, our investigation found Remington chose not to implement changes designed to make its products safer, and may have withheld vital information from its customers.
This CNBC investigation found that the Remington 700 series - the most popular bolt-action rifle in the world - is linked to "a trail of death and destruction, thousands of customer complaints and dozens of lawsuits, and allegations that a storied American company covered up knowledge of a potential safety flaw for more than 60 years."
CBS News investigates a defect in the trigger system design if the Remington model 700 rifles, which allows the rifle to fire on safety even when the trigger is not touched. The segment tells the tragic story of an American family whose son died of a Remington accident. The report also reveals that, according to a 1979 internal memo, Remington determined that one percent of the two million early Model 700s could be "tricked" into firing. However, the company did nothing to fix the problem. "Thanks to a strong lobby firearms are one of the few products in America which have no government design and safety standards," CBS reports.