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09-02-2011, 09:31 AM #1Registered User
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Geomangear Magicshine Light Recall
Anybody dealing with this situation? I sent my recalled batteries back in april and still have not received replacements. Every time I try to make an inquiry to geoman gear I just get an automated response that basically says be patient. I'm starting to get pissed especially because they are selling the new batteries on their website. Has anybody received replacement batteries? Does anybody have advise on how to handle this situation? I want to get some nite ridin in.
09-02-2011, 09:38 AM #2
Same boat here. Not much to be done, really. I am pretty sure that if Geoman doesn't sell any new product, they will go under. In which case, no battery for you either way. From what I can tell, they are one of the most honest and ethical companies in the industry, they are doing whatever they can. Voluntarily, I might add, they weren't forced to offer this recall...
But yeah, light season is upon us for sure. Making a better replacement battery is super-duper easy if you have soldering skillz, BTW.
09-02-2011, 10:21 AM #3
just buy another one. what can you expect for $80? I never sent mine back and it still works. if it spontaneously combusts, I will get another one. spending another $40 or whatever for a battery is a lot less headache than getting frustrated with no response and contant emailing.
09-02-2011, 10:24 AM #4Waste your time, read my crap, at:
One Gear, Two Planks
09-02-2011, 10:26 AM #5
as rideit says, the recall was voluntary -- no other seller of magicshine even offered it -- and geoman has to sell new ones to finance the recalled batteries.
But I already got mine, so admittedly it's easy to support them."fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
"She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
09-02-2011, 11:41 AM #6
also, "geoman" was a great dude, mtb rider, lived in Santa Fe. Sadly, he lost his fight with cancer last year. since then his sister (afaik) took over the reigns.
i heard she's cool, but maybe not as on-top-of it as J was. Be patient or just buy a new battery. the whole place is run by good people and no one is going to get screwed.
I have two batteries, never sent 'em back as I bought cash straight from J so not in their computer. not worried about it. I charge them in a metal coffee can and try to keep an eye on 'em. otherwise, the lights are sweet.
rip geoman. that dude was a cool guy.
09-02-2011, 12:52 PM #7Registered User
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Thanks for the insight on geoman and his company. Sounds like he was a good guy and his company got caught in a tough spot trying to do the right thing. Sad that the cancer got him. I've been wishing I never sent the batteries back, and just took my chances with them. Oh well, sh*t happens.
09-02-2011, 03:20 PM #8
FYI the posting on his website says Oct 31st deadline for the first wave of recalls, and Dec 31st for the second. If you sent back in April you are in the first wave, but that's still a long time without lights.
09-02-2011, 04:29 PM #9
I sent one battery back and picked up another of the shit/recalled designs off of azon or eGhey. For $40 bucks, you can't go wrong. If it shit's the bed in half a year, I got more than my money's worth.
09-02-2011, 06:24 PM #10
09-02-2011, 08:49 PM #11
I sent mine in april (maybe early May).
But I'm patient.come join me, rideit, and all the other retarts at f88me. Now under new management!
09-02-2011, 09:38 PM #12