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Trek recalling some Bontrager lights | Bicycle Retailer and Industry News


Trek is recalling some Bontrager Flare RT and Bontrager Ion 700 RT lights because the lights can turn off without warning when paired with a remote transmitter.

"A limited number of these lights were made with incorrect components. A light with incorrect components may not pair with a controlling device or function in a stable manner. If this happens, the light could turn off unexpectedly, possibly making it hard to see the roadway or making the rider less visible. With reduced vision or visibility, the rider could be involved in a serious accident," the company said in its recall notice.


The recalled lights were the Flare RT lights sold individually as well as the Ion 700 front lights sold as part of the Bontager Transmtr Set with Remote. Owners of Flare RT lights should check their light for the date code located on the back of the light. If the date code is between Af0400001 and Af0400407, it is affected by this recall. The date code of the affected Ion 700 RT is 1606 and is located on the bottom of the light under the charging port cover.


Replacement lights are currently shipping to Trek shops in the four countries involved. "Owners of the affected models can expect fast service and replacement parts," Trek said.
Consumers can 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.


Moire information: CPSC recall page | Trek recall notice.
 

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I almost bought one on black Friday, good to know that I made the right choice!
I still plan to buy this set as soon as my current lights are ready to retire. I've read lots of reviews, and seen a few riders with them. No one I've read or spoken to about them has anything bad to say (short of this issue).

I'm not too worried about the recall. It sounds like Trek is replacing the defective units.
 

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I'm not too worried about the recall. It sounds like Trek is replacing the defective units.
And if you replace your recalled light through a Trek retailer, they'll also give you a coupon worth $20 off your choice of Trek or Bontrager products. So not buying the light may not have been the best choice.
 

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Both my wife and I have this tail light. I love them and never have had any issues.

A couple of rides ago we were at the halfway point and headed back to the car when I noticed her's was missing from her bike. Her mount was there so she just didn't get it all the way clipped in. We tried to keep an eye out for it and our return route was the same as our out route. As I made the final turn and saw my car, there in the street was her flashing light. It had been run over and I had to modify the mount as the plastic housing took damage and the USB cover no longer fits its deformed body but otherwise it works just fine.

I wonder if they will replace it?
 
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