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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

The bicycle light can operate intermittently when paired with a remote transmitter, reducing the visibility of and for the rider, posing an injury hazard.

Recall Date:
December 14, 2016
About 600
Consumer Contact

Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Safety & Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information. 

Recall Details


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:



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)




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.


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 from July 2016 through October 2016 for between $60 and $240.

Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis.

Manufactured In:
Recall number:
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