Trek Bicycle Corporation announced a voluntary recall of Bontrager Flare RT lights and Bontrager Ion 700 RT front lights.
The recall was initiated after the major bicycle and cycling product manufacturer and distributor discovered that the lights have the possibility to shut off without warning, especially when paired with a remote transmitter. The items subject to the recall include Bontrager Flare RT lights and Ion 700 RT which were sold in the US, Canada, UK, and Japan. Affected Bontrager Flare RT lights were labeled with codes between Af0400001 and Af0400407 while Ion 700 RT has 1606 codes located at the bottom of light under the charging port cover.
Trek is urging its consumers to return the affected items to authorized Trek stores for a free replacement. The company is also offering $20 coupons to customers who return affected lights.
Bike lights are an important safety component of riding. They allow cyclists to see any dangers on the road, as well as be seen by cars. When they don’t function as intended, it can put a cyclist at great risk. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident caused by a defective product, we can help you. Our lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are well-versed in product liability law and can assist you through the process of making a claim. Contact us at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about your legal options.