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Everyone know the famous bike light brand -Magicshine , even buy the products.
But do you think about how is the quality and the light is made in China
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Now the Geomangear.com, the US distributor of Magicshine bike light supplier inform the bikers do not use the Magicshine bike light.

Although it is so cheap , but the safety, quality, and performance of Magicshine's is the worst.

The Magicshine battery packs do not meet Geomangear's high expectations regarding product safety, quality, and performance. If you do not notice this thing , as the battery explode , even threat your life .

We inform the bikers do not buy the lights is made in China , because of you won't know when do you suffered from thees damages.

You can refer to the links as below
http://www.geomangear.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=17

http://www.bikerumor.com/2010/11/15/magicshine-batteries-stop-using/
 

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You're about 4 months late on this 'news'

For all the fearmongering that Geoman has started over these batteries, not a single one has been shown to be unsafe, and no specifics or proof has been shown. The ONLY thing wrong with these batteries is that their useful life starts to degrade faster than it should.

Im still using and charging my magicshine batteries just fine.
 

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I really like my MagicShine lights. For information about the MagicShine battery recall timeline you can go here http://www.geomangear.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=19

MagicShine seems to be doing everything by the book which gives me a lot of confidence in their company. They are now selling their lights with fully tested and approved battery packs. Here's the wording they use in the description...

"We believe this is the ONLY fully tested and approved Magicshine and BikeRay compatible battery pack offered. This battery pack has been tested by one of the world's leading lithium ion testing laboratories. This pack has just recently been approved by U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission for use with the Magicshine light sets in connection with our voluntary recall efforts. This battery pack has also passed UN/DOT testing. We back up this claim with documentation."

They also give links to their battery specifications and testing here
http://geomangear.com/pdf/OL4.5Data.pdf
http://geomangear.com/pdf/OL4.5UN_Cert.pdf

After the problems they've run into I would be willing to guess their systems are safe or safer than anything out there. When a company has a specific issue like this they are a lot more focused on making sure they get it right the next round. It looks like they've done due diligence and are going to make it right for all of their customers.

I really like the Magicshine 1400 and 900 and it looks like they've added some new lights to their lineup too.
 

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tshulthise said:
I really like my MagicShine lights. For information about the MagicShine battery recall timeline you can go here http://www.geomangear.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=19

MagicShine seems to be doing everything by the book which gives me a lot of confidence in their company. They are now selling their lights with fully tested and approved battery packs. Here's the wording they use in the description...

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Geomangear is not magicshine. They do not make magicshine. They (along with others) sell magicshine lights.

the "recall" is not actually a recall, nothing was recalled by magicshine. I have no idea what was going on behind the scenes, but geomangear never provided any proof or detailed explanation, let alone examples of the batteries being unsafe.

also, we are now most of the way through the night riding season and still no one has gotten their battery replacements.
 

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Evan55 said:
:madman:

Geomangear is not magicshine. They do not make magicshine. They (along with others) sell magicshine lights.

the "recall" is not actually a recall, nothing was recalled by magicshine. I have no idea what was going on behind the scenes, but geomangear never provided any proof or detailed explanation, let alone examples of the batteries being unsafe.

also, we are now most of the way through the night riding season and still no one has gotten their battery replacements.
Yeah... I should have said Geoman where I said MagicShine. Sorry for the confusion.

Geoman did explain exactly what happened and provided a timeline for replacements. It appears not everything that has to be done is in their control. I'm pretty happy they didn't just leave us with nothing.
 
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