Light & Motion recalled about 1,700 ARC lithium ion bicycle light batteries. The batteries can overheat, posing a fire or burn hazard to users, although no incidents or injuries have been reported.The recalled batteries are found in Light & Motion 2004 ARC Li-Ion HID lighting systems. The lights are black with "ARC" and "LIGHT & MOTION" written in yellow letters. The recall includes only batteries with a manufacturer date code of 1003 or 1103. The date code is stamped on the bottom of the battery and "LIGHT & MOTION" is printed on the side of the battery.The light was sold at authorized bicycle dealers nationwide from November 2003 through October 2004 for about $500.
Consumers should stop using the lights immediately and return the battery to Light & Motion for a free replacement.For more information, consumers should call Light & Motion collect at 831-645-1538 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday, or log on to the company's Web site.