About 600 bicycle lights have been recalled by Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis. 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: view at: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Trek-Recalls-Bicycle-Lights. The company has received seven reports of the lights functioning intermittently when paired with a remote transmitter. No injuries have been reported.
The bicycles were sold at bicycle stores nationwide and online at www.trekbikes.com from July 2016 through October 2016 for between $60 and $240. 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. 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. Photos available at: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Trek-Recalls-Bicycle-Lights.
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