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Trek Recalls Bicycle Lights Due to Injury Hazard

  • Trek Bicycle’s Bontrager Flare RT bicycle light
  • Date code location on Flare RT bicycle light
  • Trek Bicycle’s Bontrager Ion 700RT bicycle light
  • Date code location on Ion 700RT bicycle light
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.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
December 14, 2016
Units:
About 600
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. 

Recall Details

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

 

(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)

 

1606

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.

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. 

Manufactured In:
Taiwan
Importer(s):

Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis.

Recall number:
17-052
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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.

About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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SaferProducts.gov