Trek Recalls Bicycle Lights Due to Injury Hazard

Recall Date: December 14, 2016

Recall Number: 17-052                                                                                 

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Bicycle lights

Hazard: The bicycle light can operate intermittently when paired with a remote transmitter, reducing the visibility of and for the rider, posing an injury hazard.

Remedy: 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.

Consumer Contact: Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Safety & Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information. 

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Recall Details

Units: About 600

Description: 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:

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received seven reports of the lights functioning intermittently when paired with a remote transmitter. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Bicycle stores nationwide and online at from July 2016 through October 2016 for between $60 and $240. 

Importer: Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis.

Manufactured in: Taiwan