It’s a day all about bike lights it seems. First we brought you a review of the updated Cycliq Fly6 rear light and camera combo, and then our review of the accelerometer-based Cateye Rapid X2 Kinetic rear light. Now we just got notice from the CPSC of a recall with two Trek/Bontrager bike lights.
The recalled lights are two of the RT remote transmitter (or Transmtr as Trek calls it) models. Be safe and spread the word. Nobody wants to be left out in the dark unexpectedly.
Trek / Bontrager Flare RT and Ion 700 RT Bike Lights Recall Details:
The bicycle light can operate intermittently when paired with a remote transmitter, reducing the visibility of and for the rider, posing an injury hazard.
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)
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.
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.
Bicycle stores nationwide and online at trekbikes.com from July 2016 through October 2016 for between $60 and $240.
Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis.