Specialized Recalls Bicycle Headlights, Taillights Due to Fire Hazard

Specialized Recalls Bicycle Headlights, Taillights Due to Fire Hazard
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March 29, 2016

A bicycle manufacturer is issuing a recall for potentially defective safety features.

Specialized Bicycle Components is voluntarily recalling its Flux, Stix Sport, and Stix Comp model bicycle headlights and taillights. The items, sold separately as aftermarket equipment, can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. They have rechargeable batteries with USB ports.

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 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 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.

Consumers could purchase these items at Authorized Specialized retailers nationwide and online from June 2014 through February 2016 for between $30 and $275, depending on the model.

About 110,000 headlights and taillights are subject to the recall.

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

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Specialized at (800) 722-4423.