Intermittent Operation of Light Prompts Trek to Recall Bicycle Lights

When paired with a remote transmitter, the light may operate intermittently

Intermittent Operation of Light Prompts Trek to Recall Bicycle Lights
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December 15, 2016

Trek is recalling roughly 600 bicycle lights due to a risk of injury.

The lights may function intermittently when paired with a remote transmitter. This reduces the visibility of and for the rider, posing an injury hazard.

The affected items include the Bontrager Flare RT and Ion 700 RT lights, both of which come in black. Bontrager and Transmtr are printed on the front of the Bontrager Flare RT lights, and the date code is on the back. Ion 700 RT, 700 Lumen, and Transmtr are printed on the side of the Ion 700 RT lights, while the date code is on the bottom under the cover of the charging port.

The Bontrager Flare RT, which were sold individually but can also be paired with a remote transmitter, have date codes from Af0400001 through Af0400407. The Bontrager Ion 700 RT, which were sold as part of a set with a remote transmitter, has date code 1606.

The lights were sold at bicycle stores across the country, as well as online at www.trekbikes.com, from July 2016 until October 2016 for between $60 and $240.

To date, Trek has received seven reports of lights operating intermittently when paired with a remote transmitter, though there have been no injuries reported.

Consumers are encouraged to stop using the affected lights with a remote transmitter immediately and to either return them to the place of purchase or contact Trek for a free replacement light.

For more information, consumers can reach Trek at (800) 373-4594.