Canadian Cyclist


May 5/16 12:19 pm - Specialized Recalls Lighting Systems

Posted by Editor on 05/5/16

Specialized is recalling Flux and Stix models of headlights and taillights due to potential fire and burn hazards. Neither Health Canada nor Specialized has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these lights in Canada. Outside of Canada, Specialized has received four reports of Flux headlights or taillights overheating and two reports of Stix headlights expanding and bursting. No injuries have been reported.






Approximately 6,568 affected lights were sold in Canada to Authorized Specialized Retailers. The recalled products were sold from June 2014 to February 2016. Specialized Canada will either replace or provide firmware upgrade, depending on the model.

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 have a pewter-colored base with a 110-lumen light on the top. The "Specialized" logo is printed on top of the taillights.

Stix headlights are black with a 70-lumen light (Stix Sport) or a 105-lumen light (Stix Comp). "Stix" is printed in white letters on the end of the headlight.

Models with the following UPC codes printed on the packing are included in the recall:


Model UPC
Specialized Flux Expert Headlight 719676120898
Specialized Flux Elite Headlight 719676120881
Specialized Flux Expert Taillight 719676120874
Specialized Stix Comp Headlight 888818044092
Specialized Stix Comp Taillight 888818043996
Specialized Stix Sport Headlight 888818044047
Specialized Stix Sport Taillight 888818043989
Specialized Stix Sport Headlight and Taillight Combo 888818084470

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled headlights and taillights. Consumers should return all Stix lights and Flux Expert Taillights to an Authorized Specialized Retailer for replacement. Consumers should return all Flux Expert and Elite Headlights to an Authorized Specialized Retailer for a firmware upgrade.

For more information, consumers can contact Specialized toll free at 1-800-465-8887, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm EST, by e-mail (;) or visit the Specialized Canada website.


Return to Canadian Cyclist homepage | Back to Top

 Privacy Policy | Contact | Subscribe to RSS Feed  | Logout
 © Copyright 1998-2023 Canadian Cyclist. All rights reserved.