CNBC News Releases

CNBC Media Alert: CNBC's Scott Cohn Reports "Remington Under Fire: The Reckoning"

CNBC Has Obtained New Evidence as the Court Prepares to Rule on a Landmark Legal Settlement

WHEN: Today, Tuesday December 8th

WHERE: & CNBC's Business Day Programming

Five years after CNBC's documentary "Remington Under Fire" and five years after Remington spent more than two million dollars to counter allegations CNBC exposed about a deadly defect in its most popular product—the model 700 series rifle—the company is offering to replace the triggers on every one, as many as 7.5 million guns, in a landmark legal settlement. But now, as the court prepares to rule, CNBC has obtained a huge trove of new evidence.

The evidence, uncovered through the efforts of the watchdog group Public Justice, shows what the company knew about the issue, which has been linked in lawsuits to at least 24 deaths from inadvertent firings of the gun. The new CNBC investigation also reveals how Remington is hardly alone in using perfectly legal court maneuvers to keep information about their products from the public.

Remington declined to comment for this story. It continues to deny there is any defect in the guns, which it argues are safe, and has blamed every incident on user modifications or errors.

Following are the video and online stories available at


Remington Under Fire: The Reckoning:

Defective or Not, the Government Can't Recall Your Gun:

Deadly Secrets: Companies Using Courts at Your Peril:

Want Your Remington Gun Fixed? Here's What You Need to Know:

About CNBC:

With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD , CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 371 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 15 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.

CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms. These include, the online destination for global business; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides real-time global market data and live access to CNBC global programming; and a suite of CNBC Mobile products including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone and iPad Apps.

Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBC Universal Media Village Web site at