The issue is that in a small number of cases rifles have fired when the rifle was moved from "safe" to "fire" and perhaps could fire when the rifle was not being handled at all. Here's USAToday's recent article on the topic.
If you let the muzzle of a loaded rifle cover anything you don't want to destroy, blaming the manufacturer is a copout. People have died and if the triggers need to be replaced, by all means let's get them replaced, but personal responsibility does not go away. If you're "cleaning" a loaded rifle and the muzzle is pointed in an unsafe direction, you're responsible for what happens.
If you drop the safety on a loaded rifle while it's pointed at another person and the rifle discharges when you didn't plan on it, you still had the weapon pointed at another person. You loaded it and you pointed it.
Now, if you have the rifle pointed out at the ground, into a berm, or into a bucket of sand in the corner of your shop, and the hammer falls when you drop the safety, I'm all for saying there's a problem with the rifle and it needs to be serviced. If you have a Remington that falls under this recall, I have done my part to share the word.
If you handle firearms of any sort, from a .22 revolver to a .50BMG sniper rifle, remember that you are personally responsible for every round you fire. When you pick up a firearm, you are responsible for where the muzzle is pointed. If it's not pointed in a safe direction, the courts may accept the argument that the gun just went off and you're not responsible. You will have to live with the truth.