Remington is being forced to fix 7.85 million guns with a firing mechanism known as the Walker trigger. The issue: the guns are prone to firing without the trigger being pulled. But is it a defect? Remington denies they have a defect and insists the thousands of consumer reports they've had are "user errors."
Recalls are still seen as a bad thing in lawsuit happy jurisdictions. Admitting to a defect and recalling a product opens companies up to liability claims.
This is what being between a rock and a hard place must feel like.