Remington has announced a voluntary recall of Model 887 shotguns manufactured from Dec. 1, 2013 through Nov. 24, 2014, because company engineers have determined that some weapons could unintentionally discharge.
The company said that weapons may have a defect causing the firing pin to bind in the forward position within the bolt, which could result in an unintentional discharge when chambering a live round.
Remington has advised customers to immediately stop using the recalled shotguns and return them to Remington free of charge. The weapons 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. Access it by clicking here, or calling 800-243-9700 (Prompt No. 3, the Prompt No. 2).
The website and hotline provide instruction on how to return recalled shotguns free of charge for repair.