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Trek issues voluntary recall of select Flare RT and Ion 700 RT lights

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No, Trek isn’t having the same issue as certain Samsung phones. Trek announced today that it is recalling certain Flare RT and Ion 700 RT lights due to the possibility that they can turn off without warning when paired with a remote transmitter. Obviously, lights that could suddenly turn off while riding aren’t exactly ideal, so Trek is recalling affected lights and urges customers to check the date codes to see if their lights are part of the recall…

Sold as part of a Bontrager Transmtr light set with a remote, or individually with the Flare RT, the recall pertains to Flare RT and Ion 700 RT lights. Affected Flare RT lights will have a date code between Af0400001 and Af0400407 on the back of the light, while all of the affected Ion 700 RT lights have a date code of 1606 under the charging port cover. Owners will be given replacement lights as well as a $20 coupon towards Trek or Bontrager product for every return. Follow this link for more info.

 

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Rolly
Rolly
6 years ago

Remote controlled lights, which live their own life. That’s new brand world, baby!
Although real fun will begin when they start to sell remotely controlled brakes.
“Sorry, your brakes aren’t reachable at this moment. Please call later or email to our support.”

Papi
Papi
6 years ago
Reply to  Rolly

Rolly, I think technically all bicycle brakes operated by a lever are remotely controlled. The lever is the remote.

Rolly
Rolly
6 years ago
Reply to  Papi

Technically yes, but context is about Trek’s lights and remote WIRELESS transmitter 🙂

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