Name of Product: Bicycle lights
Hazard: The bicycle light can operate intermittently when paired with a remote transmitter, reducing the visibility of and for the rider, posing an injury hazard.
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.
Consumer Contact: Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.trekbikes.com and click on "Safety & Recalls" at the bottom of the page for more information.
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:
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)
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received seven reports of the lights functioning intermittently when paired with a remote transmitter. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Bicycle stores nationwide and online at www.trekbikes.com from July 2016 through October 2016 for between $60 and $240.
Importer: Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission