This petition is to let Remington Arms know how consumers feel about the unfair compensation of their recall.
To Remington Arms:
We the undersigned are consumers of Remington products. Owners of Remington's model 597 .17 HMR Magnum Rifle demand fair compensation for the recall in effect. Below I have posted the exact verbiage from Remington Arms. I believe this is unfair compensation for an American company to treat it's loyal customers with so little respect. I feel that I speak for all Remington customers that this recall will make us follow another company who treats its customers with as much respect and loyalty as the consumers shows to them. Fair compensation should be a retail for retail swap of the firearm for another model of equal value or the full M.S.R.P. that Remington has set. All Remington customers will look to this when they purchase future firearms and wonder what will be the outcome for them if a recall happens to their firearms. No one wants to spend $587 for a firearm to turn around and the company offer them$250. Americans want to support a company that will support them. If this is not handled competently it will cause irreparable damage in our confidence in Remington arms. Please contact Remington at 1-800-243-9700, Prompt #3 and let them know this is unacceptable behavior.
The Petition Signers
PRODUCT SAFETY WARNING
AND RECALL NOTICE
17 HMR AMMUNITION AND MODEL 597%uFFFD HMR SEMI-AUTOMATIC
DO NOT USE REMINGTON 17 HMR AMMUNITION IN SEMI-AUTOMATIC FIREARMS.
DO NOT USE THE REMINGTON MODEL 597 HMR SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE.
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%u2019s 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.
Always observe the ten commandments of safe gun handling and wear approved eye and ear protection anytime you are shooting.