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Recall of the Week: Specialized Bicycle Components headlights and taillights due to fire and burn hazards

Flux Bicycle Lights1Specialized Bicycle Components is recalling about 110,000 Specialized Flux and Stix Sport and Comp model bicycle headlights and taillights.

The company has received four reports of the Flux headlights or taillights overheating and two reports of Stix headlights expanding and bursting. No injuries have been reported, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The bicycle headlights and taillights were sold separately as aftermarket equipment. They have rechargeable batteries with USB ports.

Here's how consumers can identify the recalled headlights and taillights:

  • 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 on the Stix Sport or a 105-lumen light on the 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.

The headlights and taillights were sold at Authorized Specialized retailers nationwide and online at from June 2014 through February 2016. The costs were between $100 and $275 for Flux model headlights and taillights and between $30 and $50 for Stix model headlights and taillights.

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled headlights and taillights, the company and commission said. They can be returned to 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.

For more information, call Specialized at 800-722-4423 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit and click on Safety Notices.

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