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Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Headlights and Taillights Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

  • Flux Bicycle Lights
  • Stix Bicycle Lights
Name of Product:
Specialized bicycle headlights and taillights
Hazard:

The headlights and taillights can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy:
Replace
Repair
Recall Date:
March 25, 2016
Units:
About 110,000
Consumer Contact

Specialized at 800-722-4423 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.specialized.com on Safety Notices for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

The recall includes Specialized Flux and Stix Sport and Comp model bicycle headlights and taillights sold separately as aftermarket equipment.  They have rechargeable batteries with USB ports.

 

Flux headlights: Flux headlights have a round, metal mounting system that fits both flat and drop handlebars.  "Flux" is printed on the side of the black, rectangular-shaped lights and on the bottom of the pewter-colored aluminum casing.

 

Flux taillights: Flux taillights have a pewter-colored base with a 110-lumen light on the top. They mount on 27.2 mm, 30.9 mm and Venge seat posts. The Specialized logo is printed on top of the taillights. They have a sensor to boost output in flash mode during the daytime. 

 

Stix headlights: Stix headlights are black with a 70-lumen light (Stix Sport) or a 105-lumen light (Stix Comp). They mount on handlebars between 22.2 mm and 35 mm in diameter. Stix is printed in white letters on the end of the headlight. 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled headlights and taillights. Return them an authorized Specialized bicycle retailer for a free repair for Flux model headlights, or a free replacement for Flux model taillights, and Stix model headlights and taillights. Consumers who bought the bicycle lights directly from Specialized should contact Specialized for return instructions.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received four reports of Flux headlights or taillights overheating and two reports of Stix headlights expanding and bursting. No injuries have been reported. 

Sold At

Authorized Specialized retailers nationwide and online at www.specialized.com from June 2014 through February 2016 for between $100 and $275 for Flux model headlights and taillights and for between $30 and $50 for Stix model headlights and taillights.

Manufactured In:
Taiwan
Importer(s):

Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. (Specialized), of Morgan Hill, Calif.

Recall number:
16-128
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