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Bicycle lights recalled due to injury hazard

Trek Bicycle's Bontrager Flare RT bicycle light. (Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) Trek Bicycle's Bontrager Flare RT bicycle light. (Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
Date code location on Flare RT bicycle light. (Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) Date code location on Flare RT bicycle light. (Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
Trek Bicycle's Bontrager Ion 700RT bicycle light. (Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) Trek Bicycle's Bontrager Ion 700RT bicycle light. (Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
Date code location on Ion 700RT bicycle light. (Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) Date code location on Ion 700RT bicycle light. (Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
(KFVS) -

Trek has recalled bicycle lights due to an injury hazard.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the bicycle light can operate intermittently when paired with a remote transmitter, reducing the visibility of and for the rider.

The recall involves about 600 units of 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) - 1606

The lights were sold nationwide and online at www.trekbikes.com from July 2016 through October 2016 for between $60 and $240.

Consumers are advised to 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.

You can contact Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday or online by clicking here and then going to "Safety & Recalls" at the bottom of the page for more information.

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