PhotoTrek Bicycle Corporation of Waterloo, Wis., is recalling about 600 bicycle lights.

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

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

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:



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)



The lights, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at bicycle stores nationwide and online at from July 2016, through October 2016, for between $60 and $240.

What to do

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.

Consumers may 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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