WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — 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.
The company said it is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on the voluntary recall, which affects 700 lights sold in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Japan. Customers who have the affected lights are being told to return them to a Trek retailer for a free replacement and a $20 coupon good toward any Trek or Bontrager product.
The CPSC said Trek has received seven reports of the lights functioning intermittently when paired with a remote transmitter but has not received any reports of injuries resulting from the problem.
"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.