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.
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:
|Bontrager Flare RT
(Sold individually, but lights can also be paired with a remote transmitter)
Af0400001 through Af0400407
|Bontrager Ion 700 RT
(Sold as part of a set with a remote transmitter)
Date code location on Flare RT
Date code location on Ion 700RT
The firm has received seven reports of the lights functioning intermittently when paired with a remote transmitter. No injuries have been reported.
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.
Bicycle stores nationwide and online at www.trekbikes.com from July 2016 through October 2016 for between $60 and $240.
Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis.
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