Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Headlights and Taillights Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Specialized bicycle headlights and taillights
Hazard: The headlights and taillights can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Remedy: Repair, Replace
Consumer Contact: Specialized at 800-722-4423 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.specialized.com on Safety Notices for more information.
Units: About 110,000
Description: The recall includes Specialized Flux and Stix Sport and Comp model bicycle headlights and taillights sold separately as aftermarket equipment. They have rechargeable batteries with USB ports.
Flux headlights: Flux headlights have a round, metal mounting system that fits both flat and drop handlebars. "Flux" is printed on the side of the black, rectangular-shaped lights and on the bottom of the pewter-colored aluminum casing.
Flux taillights: Flux taillights have a pewter-colored base with a 110-lumen light on the top. They mount on 27.2 mm, 30.9 mm and Venge seat posts. The Specialized logo is printed on top of the taillights. They have a sensor to boost output in flash mode during the daytime.
Stix headlights: Stix headlights are black with a 70-lumen light (Stix Sport) or a 105-lumen light (Stix Comp). They mount on handlebars between 22.2 mm and 35 mm in diameter. Stix is printed in white letters on the end of the headlight.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of Flux headlights or taillights overheating and two reports of Stix headlights expanding and bursting. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled headlights and taillights. Return them an authorized Specialized bicycle retailer for a free repair for Flux model headlights, or a free replacement for Flux model taillights, and Stix model headlights and taillights. Consumers who bought the bicycle lights directly from Specialized should contact Specialized for return instructions.
Sold at: Authorized Specialized retailers nationwide and online at www.specialized.com from June 2014 through February 2016 for between $100 and $275 for Flux model headlights and taillights and for between $30 and $50 for Stix model headlights and taillights.
Importer: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. (Specialized), of Morgan Hill, Calif.
Manufactured in: Taiwan