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Trek Recalls Bicycle Lights

Trek has recalled its Trek Bontrager Flare RT and Ion 700 RT bicycle lights. The bicycle light can operate intermittently when paired with a remote transmitter, reducing the visibility of and for the rider, posing an injury hazard. Following is from the official release from the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

Recall Details

Units:

About 600

Description:

This recall involves Trek Bontrager Flare RT and Ion 700 RT bicycle lights. Both models of lights come in black. “Bontrager” and “Transmtr” are printed on the front of the Bontrager Flare RT lights and the date code is printed on the back. “Ion 700 RT,” “700 Lumen” and “Transmtr” are printed on the side of the Ion 700 RT lights and the date code is printed on the bottom under the charging port cover. The recalled lights have the following date code:

Product Date Code
Bontrager Flare RT

Trek Bicycle’s Bontrager Flare RT bicycle light

(Sold individually, but lights can also be paired with a remote transmitter)

 

Af0400001 through Af0400407

 

Bontrager Ion 700 RT
Trek Bicycle’s Bontrager Ion 700RT bicycle light
(Sold as part of a set with a remote transmitter)
 

1606

Date code location on Flare RT bicycle light

Date code location on Flare RT

Date code location on Ion 700RT bicycle light

Date code location on Ion 700RT

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received seven reports of the lights functioning intermittently when paired with a remote transmitter. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lights with a remote transmitter and return the lights to the store where purchased or contact Trek to receive a free replacement bicycle light.

Sold At:

Bicycle stores nationwide and online at www.trekbikes.com from July 2016 through October 2016 for between $60 and $240.

Importer(s):

Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis.

Manufactured In:

Taiwan


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