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    I'm just glad there are still some of you getting yours, gives me a small amount of hope.
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    Just receive my two batteries yesterday, sent last April 21st.

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    Im praying for a miracle mine come in before my camping trip next week. Damn things outshine any of my maglite flashlights!

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    Wow, glad to hear some good news from someone!!! I wonder how Geomangear decides who gets there replacement batteries first? I have yet to hear from geomangear after I sent in my PIN#. They had all my information before. Not making me feel to good about their customer service, which I remember when purchasing two batteries, was second to none! I guess things change w/ time!!!

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    What gives Geoman?

    Sent in May 1 with all the proper documentation, still no batteries.

    Disappointed.

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    Returned my battery April 20, received a new one this weekend, Saturday July 2.

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    My 2 Magic Shine batteries have been MIA for over 2 months now. Good to know some folks have gotten replacements but I'm starting to regret sending my old batteries in. I've needed a bike light on several occasions now. My old batteries worked fine, wish I had just hung on to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schultz29 View Post
    My 2 Magic Shine batteries have been MIA for over 2 months now. Good to know some folks have gotten replacements but I'm starting to regret sending my old batteries in. I've needed a bike light on several occasions now. My old batteries worked fine, wish I had just hung on to them.
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    Thanks GeoMan. Got my replacement battery today! Sooner than expected.

    Thanks again.

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    Sent mine back in late April and my replacements were in the door when I got home this morning. Thanks, Geoman! Just in time for the shorter upcoming days. Going to put them on the charger now.

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    I am replacing 10 batteries and sent in the form back in April. I've tried to email to get a status but get the same templated reponse each time. Does anyone get a heads up on their replacingment battery getting shipped back to them? I hope to get a box really soon. My friends and I are missing out on some nice hot summer nights.

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    received my 2 batteries 7/1 after mailing them in 4/24. hang in there.

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    Sent my form back the day I got it. Batteries(2) came 7/1They are nicer than the original. i had devised a velcro strap much like the one now included. Works well. I was frustrated but now i am happy. Geoman can count on me still saying. "check out my light, I paid $95 for it". I have sold quite a few for them with that line.

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    Mine came yesterday via USPS. Sent the form in back in April the day after I received it.

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    Mine came last week. Thank you Geoman! Incredible, way beyond the call of duty effort to stand by your customers.

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    Well, mine went out on 5/16 so I suspect I have another month of waiting at this point. Oh well! Just glad to see that folks are getting theirs back. Anyone got a pic of the new battery? Is it the same size/shape as the old round cylinder shaped one? Just curious.

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    I know how you feel!!! I recommended Magicshine to two of my friends, Each purchased one light w/ TWO Batteries!!! Now I can't even recommend turning the batteries in!! At least they get to ride at night, while I sit home!!! Still haven't heard from Geomangear. From the best customer service to non existent customer service. I know they have volume problems, but, that doesn't mean to ignore your once loyal customers. My friends are going to continue using their batteries, and if it fails, explodes, there going to say, they purchased a product that was eventually found defective, but the companies return policy on wait was unreasonable. A full refund is more in order.

    Time will tell.

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    Any Canadians get theier batteries yet?

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    Good job! C'mon good juju!

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    April 21st~~~July 7th

    I recycled my 3 batteries at the local Staples and sent in my paperwork on 04/21/11 and the 3 replacement just arrived via USPS (07/07/11).
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    Just got mine, can't remember when I sent it though.
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    Has anyone from Canada received their replacement batteries?

    I suspect the answer is no given the delays being faced by those in the U.S. but thought I'd ask. I really miss my summer time night rides. Hopefully they arrive before winter returns.

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    Figured I'd post an update that my replacement batteries came today.

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    Just got my batteries today. YAY!

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    Goeman, I got my replacement this week. What a herculean effrtt on your part getting all this sorted out. My hat's off to man...... and thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smittyway View Post
    Any Canadians get theier batteries yet?
    Not yet,,, sent my battery's and paperwork back in April as many others have. 20,000 recauled battery's are going to take a lot longer than a few months to resolve, so i will keep waiting patiently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indebt View Post
    20,000 recauled battery's are going to take a lot longer than a few months to resolve, so i will keep waiting patiently.
    Patience is something that seems to be sorely lacking in most of today's society. I give you a for leading by example (as far as we can see) and being Patient!

    I too will keep waiting patiently!

    and again Thank You, GeoMan, for being an upstanding business and taking care of the issue...

    And I am guessing the real hold-up here is going to be the 'Red Tape' of the company 'administrating' the recall and as noted the raw materials.
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    I still have my old battery & paperwork in a USPS box ready to mail but have been waiting to send. I have been kind of afraid to send because I figured there would be a mass amount of batteries sent in all at once and be chaotic. Think I should go ahead and put my box in the mail? On another note I know some have complained about the time it has taken to get their replacement battery. Sure it sucks but the fact GeoMan has taken on this challange and did the right thing you have to just be patient. If I could suggest one thing to GeoMan that would help and take little of there time it would be to give an update on their website every couple weeks. An example of that would be: "As of July 11, 2011 we have recieved 10,343 battery request (meaning actual old batteries recieved) and have recieved 5000 new replacement batteries from our manufacturer. These 5000 batteries have been sent out to the first 5000 customers that sent in their old batteries. We expect our next replacement battery shipment of 2500 batteries on 8/1/11. We will send out the next 2500 in the order in which we recieved request." At least if they did something like this, giving everyone a running total every couple of weeks, it would give customers a rough idea on the progress being made. I think when people blindly wait with no clue as to what is going on they start getting worried and thus start complaining.

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    The way i see it, and i don't speek for all, is that many of us are putting our MS's on bikes 20 or 30 times the value, excluding some who are honestly strapped for cash due to economic times,or are in collage etc.It amazes me how much time has been waisted complaining by those who could afford to buy a new version of Geoman's battery's to keep them into night riding durring the waiting period. Then when the replacement finally showes up, those people who didn't let an original $80 light set stop what they love to do would have a spare quality back up for even longer night rides or 24 hour races. Is the glass half full, or half empty??

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    Quote Originally Posted by indebt View Post
    The way i see it, and i don't speek for all, is that many of us are putting our MS's on bikes 20 or 30 times the value, excluding some who are honestly strapped for cash due to economic times,or are in collage etc.It amazes me how much time has been waisted complaining by those who could afford to buy a new version of Geoman's battery's to keep them into night riding durring the waiting period. Then when the replacement finally showes up, those people who didn't let an original $80 light set stop what they love to do would have a spare quality back up for even longer night rides or 24 hour races. Is the glass half full, or half empty??
    Yeah, you really don't speak for all.

    My glass is empty. Since I sent mine in I now have no batteries and no money to buy replacements.
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    If I got some kind of email reply that my recall paperwork was received and the recall battery was in process to be shipped then I wouldn't be annoyed about this whole situation.

    It's not getting any info for 2 months that has me less than pleased with this. Even when you send in a form for a crummy $10 rebate there is usually tracking information available.

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    [QUOTE=Brazos;8227705]....

    If I could suggest one thing to GeoMan that would help and take little of there time it would be to give an update on their website every couple weeks. An example of that would be: "As of July 11, 2011 we have recieved 10,343 battery request (meaning actual old batteries recieved) and have recieved 5000 new replacement batteries from our manufacturer. These 5000 batteries have been sent out to the first 5000 customers that sent in their old batteries. ... /QUOTE]

    Um, there's the rub - it's evident that many of us still waiting for our batteries have sent ours in earlier than others who've already received their replacements.
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    I do agree with you dirtyjack that it would be a lot more tolerable for us still waiting especially for those who aren't in a financial position to purchase battery's during the waiting period. But this recaul is not between two party's, (us and Geoman).When involving other agencies to have new battery's passed in North America and the red tape of administrators it messes things up.

    Just remember that Geoman has are interest in mind as they volunteered to take hundreds of thousands of $$$$$$ in losses to resolve issues on a $80 light.

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    I feel like the kid from a Christmas Story waiting for his secret decoder ring in the mail everyday. Maybe today will be the day.......

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    Mailed mine on 4/20 I still have not received the replacements.....Quite disappointed with them. I emailed them and got an automated response and when I emailed them again they didn't reply at all.

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    I emailed them about a discount on a new 6.0 battery whilst I wait "patiently" for the recalled battery replacements to arrive. However, I didn't send mine in until May 2, so I figured that I was WAY down the list. Anyway, they replied very quickly to my email (i made sure to specify in my email subject that this was not directly regarding a recall question.....) with the offer to forego the recall process and skip to the $25 upgrade to the new larger capacity battery packs. They sent me the forms, I filled them out and provided my recall pin #. I just received an email noting my credit card has been charged and my batteries should be here end of this week or early next week. This is a no-brainer as I was stoked about the upgrade offer anyway, but annoyed that you had to receive the replacements and then send them back in.

    I can't figure out how to attach the form to this post, but if anybody is interested I can email you the form they sent me......

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboyp View Post
    I suspect the answer is no given the delays being faced by those in the U.S. but thought I'd ask. I really miss my summer time night rides. Hopefully they arrive before winter returns.
    Nope, been waiting since May 1st.

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    Mailed my form April 19th and received my batteries today.

    Thanks GeomanGear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilether View Post
    I emailed them about a discount on a new 6.0 battery whilst I wait "patiently" for the recalled battery replacements to arrive. However, I didn't send mine in until May 2, so I figured that I was WAY down the list. Anyway, they replied very quickly to my email (i made sure to specify in my email subject that this was not directly regarding a recall question.....) with the offer to forego the recall process and skip to the $25 upgrade to the new larger capacity battery packs. They sent me the forms, I filled them out and provided my recall pin #. I just received an email noting my credit card has been charged and my batteries should be here end of this week or early next week. This is a no-brainer as I was stoked about the upgrade offer anyway, but annoyed that you had to receive the replacements and then send them back in.

    I can't figure out how to attach the form to this post, but if anybody is interested I can email you the form they sent me......

    Geo- is this correct? Is it a offer open to anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilether View Post
    I emailed them about a discount on a new 6.0 battery whilst I wait "patiently" for the recalled battery replacements to arrive. However, I didn't send mine in until May 2, so I figured that I was WAY down the list. Anyway, they replied very quickly to my email (i made sure to specify in my email subject that this was not directly regarding a recall question.....) with the offer to forego the recall process and skip to the $25 upgrade to the new larger capacity battery packs. They sent me the forms, I filled them out and provided my recall pin #. I just received an email noting my credit card has been charged and my batteries should be here end of this week or early next week. This is a no-brainer as I was stoked about the upgrade offer anyway, but annoyed that you had to receive the replacements and then send them back in.

    I can't figure out how to attach the form to this post, but if anybody is interested I can email you the form they sent me......

    They wont get another dime of my money,

    They sell a faulty product, issue a recall, cant supply the recall parts in a reasonable time, bring another product to market as an upgrade for an additional $25, the customer that needs a battery then pays another $25 and the company doesn't have to replace anything.

    This recall was issued in November we were told to stop using them immediately, the paper work to send the batteries back didn't come until april and it is now July. This is poor customer service. They should not have invested in making the upgraded battery they should of used the money to buy the batteries that needed replaced, so the customer isn't waiting 8 months to use their light.

    I'll keep my money and put it towards a good light with a company with good service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenm View Post
    They wont get another dime of my money,

    bring another product to market as an upgrade for an additional $25, the customer that needs a battery then pays another $25 and the company doesn't have to replace anything.
    But they do have to eat the price of the rest of the cost of the upgraded product.

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    I can't believe all the complainers that bought Magicshines from Geoman. Geoman is doing an amazing thing for all of us that have bought Magicshine batteries (from Geo).

    If this happened to most small companies they would either say sucks for you, close shop or re-open under a new name. I think the customer service throughout this has been outstanding considering 20000 batteries are being replaced out of this companies pocket.

    You can't blame them for resuming regular business and offering an upgrade in the meantime they need money to fund this extravagant effort. The upgrade is great for everyone, if you're using it then you're getting a bigger battery and faster. If your not then it's taking people off the list who is potentially in front of you, which means you get your battery sooner.

    It was the law for them to say stop using the batteries immediately.

    Sent my form in mid-late april and am patiently waiting for new batteries(3).

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    Thanks to everyone for their support! We are expecting two more shipments of the recall replacement GeoManGear 4.5Ah batteries in the next six weeks. We anticipate that these shipments will cover most of the outstanding claims.

    We are trying to help out our customers who can't wait by offering the 6.0Ah upgrade option for a limited time. Please contact us for information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenm View Post
    I'll keep my money and put it towards a good light with a company with good service.
    good for you, I imagine there are lots of good lights from companies with good service out there for no more than the cost of a MagicShine +$25. I mean, if MagicShine can make such an awesome reliable product for $90, I've no doubt Lupine, Light&Motion and the others can do so for $115.

    Let us know how you get on.

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    I got my light set in November due to all the praise on here, then not even a week later after receiving the light, the lights were recalled. It makes me pretty mad when I think about it, I for one will not be spending one more cent with this company. It is now July and I have not received a new battery. I just do not understand how people can sit here and praise how this is going down. I was sold a defective battery pack, then a week later told to quit using it-- for what turns out to be 8 months. Wow, great service! I understand that geoman has went out of his way to make people happy in the PAST, but unfortunately for me, this is about some of the worst customer service I have ever experienced. I would have just wanted my money back in the first place, but it is my understanding that the unit be unused. During that whole big week between getting the unit and finding out about the notice, I used the light. I feel as if they had to know the lights were going to be recalled, so why did they keep selling them up to the very last moment? This is complete BS in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEOMAN View Post
    Thanks to everyone for their support! We are expecting two more shipments of the recall replacement GeoManGear 4.5Ah batteries in the next six weeks. We anticipate that these shipments will cover most of the outstanding claims.

    We are trying to help out our customers who can't wait by offering the 6.0Ah upgrade option for a limited time. Please contact us for information.
    If there's a way to skip the wait AND upgrade for only $25 like mentioned above I'm in! Sent you an email via your website....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GEOMAN View Post

    We are trying to help out our customers who can't wait by offering the 6.0Ah upgrade option for a limited time. Please contact us for information.
    E-mail sent.
    Saves having to wait for the battery to arrive then having to send it back and wait again.
    Sounds like a no brainer!

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    Just put my paperwork in the mail for the $25 upgrade. Def worth it knowing I'll have batteries when I need them! Thanks Geoman!

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    Good job!

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    Just put my paperwork in the mail for the $25 upgrade. Def worth it knowing I'll have batteries when I need them! Thanks Geoman!
    Me too. I think all you folks complaining are funny. First off I rode with the recalled batteries (probably 15-20x's) after the initial notice. Keep an eye on them while charging, no worries otherwise. I recycled mine (have to admit I thought twice about it cause they worked fine) a couple days after the recall got to me, bought another cheap battery from him and have done another 12-15 rides I'm guessing with that battery. I'll happily drop $50 to get the upgraded battery (now) and continue riding into fall. I'm as strapped for cash as the next guy but riding at night is what I do, I set my priorities and spend my money where it hopefully benefits me the most. In this case it was upgrading. Good luck.
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    requested the upgrade forms last night, got them in the email today, sent them out vis USPS this afternoon!

    beats waiting for the replacements, plus its a better battery!
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    The nicest thing about the 6.0 upgrade thing is it frees up all those 4.5 battery's for the recall... Means you might get yours sooner
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    Quote Originally Posted by jugdish View Post
    Me too. I think all you folks complaining are funny. First off I rode with the recalled batteries (probably 15-20x's) after the initial notice. Keep an eye on them while charging, no worries otherwise. I recycled mine (have to admit I thought twice about it cause they worked fine) a couple days after the recall got to me, bought another cheap battery from him and have done another 12-15 rides I'm guessing with that battery. I'll happily drop $50 to get the upgraded battery (now) and continue riding into fall. I'm as strapped for cash as the next guy but riding at night is what I do, I set my priorities and spend my money where it hopefully benefits me the most. In this case it was upgrading. Good luck.
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    Just got my batteries in the mail today from the "skip the recalled 4.5s and straight to the 6.0" pathway. I'm happy as a clam.

    Keep on keepin on!

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    A question for those who received their recall batteries?

    Has anyone received their replacement batteries via USPS?
    I did read some got them via UPS. Geoman sent me my recall notice to my PO Box and now I am wondering what shipping carriers they have been using cause UPS does not deliver to PO Boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by POG View Post
    You mean I need to send them my handlebars now? This is getting ridiculous.
    Yep, if you want. But to the rest I say, "This is what happens when I.Q.'s suddenly drop". Anyway, new word for today POG and it is: analogy....
    Word number two and it is : Ridiculous..( used in a sentence ) " It is ridiculous when someone does not understand the concept of direct comparison...i.e. an analogy".

    Anyway Forest I hope it makes sense now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    mine came USPS, you're fine

    Thanks for the info...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do View Post
    Yep, if you want. But to the rest I say, "This is what happens when I.Q.'s suddenly drop". Anyway, new word for today POG and it is: analogy....
    Word number two and it is : Ridiculous..( used in a sentence ) " It is ridiculous when someone does not understand the concept of direct comparison...i.e. an analogy".

    Anyway Forest I hope it makes sense now.
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    So, can you get the upgrade now if you haven't received your replacements? Or is the upgrade still restricted to those who already received the replacements?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skankingbiker View Post
    So, can you get the upgrade now if you haven't received your replacements? Or is the upgrade still restricted to those who already received the replacements?
    Yes, email them and they will send you the forms you need to complete and return.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skankingbiker View Post
    So, can you get the upgrade now if you haven't received your replacements? Or is the upgrade still restricted to those who already received the replacements?
    Yes, you can do it now before getting the replacements, email them and they will send you the forms you need to complete and return.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skankingbiker View Post
    So, can you get the upgrade now if you haven't received your replacements? Or is the upgrade still restricted to those who already received the replacements?
    you can find the info here: http://www.geomangear.com/index.php?...roducts_id=284
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick d View Post
    Correct, except that is for when you have the replacement batteries to return with the form. There is another form plus that one that you need to get the upgrade before getting the replacements.

    I just did this last week.

    Email them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus View Post
    Correct, except that is for when you have the replacement batteries to return with the form. There is another form plus that one that you need to get the upgrade before getting the replacements.

    I just did this last week.

    Email them.
    Thanks....thats what I wanted to know

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    got my 2 replacements batteries yesterday - i like the new design.

    i'll be testing tonight....
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    got my 2 replacements batteries yesterday
    Like 2 minutes after sporting the mod crown. Jus sayin'

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    okay...but still waiting for mine : ( ......I filed my claim in late April......

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    Great post fatnoob

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    Real common sense and personal accountability @fatnoob, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakuman View Post
    Wow you finally get it
    You are beating a very dead horse
    No, i don't get it - Because "it" was how people chose to exhonerate geoman's action simply because they issued a recall. The hell is that! To me it just seems pathetic that these people's expectations for a company's ethics are so low or they are so brainwashed by "superior" products that they expect their lives and homes to be risked for not purchasing the... nevermind - i could go on for days...

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    So anyway, since this thread is about receiving replacement batteries and not debate class are people still receiving their batteries? Who else upgraded to the 6.0? Let's get back on topic already before this thread gets closed too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    No, i don't get it - Because "it" was how people chose to exhonerate geoman's action simply because they issued a recall. The hell is that! To me it just seems pathetic that these people's expectations for a company's ethics are so low or they are so brainwashed by "superior" products that they expect their lives and homes to be risked for not purchasing the... nevermind - i could go on for days...


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    Quote Originally Posted by finny1999 View Post
    So anyway, since this thread is about receiving replacement batteries and not debate class are people still receiving their batteries? Who else upgraded to the 6.0? Let's get back on topic already before this thread gets closed too.
    Yup all 6 of them and I have yet to see red even with XM-Ls the Nice thing is the six 4.5 batteries went to the recall effort.
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    I sent three batteries off shortly after I received the notice, April 15?, hopefully they get shipped soon, anyone else been waiting this long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackfoley View Post
    I sent three batteries off shortly after I received the notice, April 15?, hopefully they get shipped soon, anyone else been waiting this long?
    Yes. I just inquired about upgrading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackfoley View Post
    I sent three batteries off shortly after I received the notice, April 15?, hopefully they get shipped soon, anyone else been waiting this long?
    Mailed my form April 19th and received my batteries last week. Hope you get yours soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skankingbiker View Post
    Sorry..have to call you out on this. The lady in question received 3rd degree burns and had to have her labia cosmetically repaired. The coffee was served near boiling point 180-190 far. She did not walk into the store. She was a passenger in the car. She asked for her medical expenses only, which McD refused to pay. McDonald's representatives lied to the court and jury about the existence of other claims, but documents showing that they knew of more than 700 claims by people burned by its coffee between 1982 and 1992 were admitted in to evidence. Some claims involved third-degree burns substantially similar to the plaintiff. McDonald's ignored a request from the Shriner's Burn Institute in Cincinnati to turn down the temperature of its coffee. The punitive damage award was equal to ONE DAY of McD's profits from selling coffee.

    Stop believing all the political hype about lawsuits and actually go read what happened yourself.
    ^^This.

    My 3 batteries came yesterday. Sent in my form around 4/22.

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    My original notice was lost in the mail for months, got it early July.

    Mailed both forms, proof of recycle and 6.0 upgrade last Friday, today I got my order confirmation email on the upgrade. I'll post when I get them.

    This info is posted on the Geoman website under the recall section. This is why I chose to upgrade and not wait. My lights were purchased about two weeks before the recall and never used.

    ONGOING – Began shipping replacement batteries on 5/3/2011. Replacement battery packs shipped in phases as sales can support the recall process.

    UPDATE (7/15/2011) - We are working our way through the thousands of claims received so far and here's the progress. Additional battery shipments are due in the next six weeks which will allow us to fulfill the majority of initial claims.

    7/15/2011 - Shipped 32% of all approved claims
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    anyone know the geoman's magic shine lights will be back? Those were very cheap but i didn't have the chance to purchase one

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    Quote Originally Posted by F3RGIE View Post
    anyone know the geoman's magic shine lights will be back? Those were very cheap but i didn't have the chance to purchase one
    They are listed on the website.
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    Got my batteries today, just in time for vacation! Thanks Geoman! I had sent my batteries on april 25, they were received at the recall center on april 29

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    Just got my upgrades. Hope one of you gets bumped up. Perseids MS coming up.
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    Batteries showed up today! Mailed form 4/22 for reference.

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    Got my pair yesterday. Sent in late April.

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    I just received my replacement this afternoon. Recycled it at a local hobby store and sent in the form in late April.

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    I received 2 upgraded batteries today which means two regular batteries went back to the recall pool. Sent my form back 3rd week in April.

    Instructions state to fully charge before use but the charger light was green already. Is it suppose to stay green when fully charged or does the light go out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatdrewguy View Post
    ...Instructions state to fully charge before use but the charger light was green already. Is it suppose to stay green when fully charged or does the light go out?
    Use the battery for a while and try to charge again. If the green light stays on (still indicating full charge) or the red light comes on but immediately goes back to green, your charger is slightly out of spec. The new batteries are very picky about the correct voltage. E-mail geomangear and they will replace the charger.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Use the battery for a while and try to charge again. If the green light stays on (still indicating full charge) or the red light comes on but immediately goes back to green, your charger is slightly out of spec. The new batteries are very picky about the correct voltage. E-mail geomangear and they will replace the charger.
    thanks for the tip, i'll check it out.

    Edit: I think there is something wrong with the charger. When the headlamp is turned on, the indicator light is red. I left the lamp on for a while. When I connect the battery and charger together without even plugging into an outlet the charger light is already green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatdrewguy View Post
    thanks for the tip, i'll check it out.

    Edit: I think there is something wrong with the charger. When the headlamp is turned on, the indicator light is red. I left the lamp on for a while. When I connect the battery and charger together without even plugging into an outlet the charger light is already green.
    The light is green until plugged in, plug it in for a couple of seconds and see if it changes to red.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatdrewguy View Post
    thanks for the tip, i'll check it out.

    Edit: I think there is something wrong with the charger. When the headlamp is turned on, the indicator light is red. I left the lamp on for a while. When I connect the battery and charger together without even plugging into an outlet the charger light is already green.
    The charger is the most likely problem. If it is the least bit out of spec, the control board in the new batteries will not allow them to charge.

    The charger light being green when connected to the battery but not an outlet is normal.

    Once you get the charger sorted out with geomangear, be aware that sometimes the indicator light on the light head turns red much sooner then it might have with the old style battery. One of mine goes red in about 30 minutes. Don't let it fool you though. I still get 3:15 burn time on high.

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    This thread is for updates on when you have received the replacement batteries only.

    See this thread if you want to discuss the relative merits or processes or civilly legal obligations of a recall: Magicshine Light Argument Thread

    (which will be heavily moderated: no name calling, profanity or trolling per the MTBR guidelines)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    This thread is for updates on when you have received the replacement batteries only.
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    I received my batteries a couple days ago. Don't remember when I sent the sheet in, not long after I got it. Wasn't to worried about when they showed up. Two batteries sent and received. Thanks Geoman

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    Received my battery Thursday. Sent my paper work in May1. I do have the charger issue mentioned in the thread. Geoman is sending a new charger. Certainly can't complain about their customer service, they are going above and beyond to make things right. I'll remember this when it comes to my next purchase.

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    Sent in paperwork for updrage this weekend.....

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    Got mine via USPS on 7/23, and it charged fine - yay! Recycled battery/sent in form on 4/22, and printed from a different IP location - printer problem created a duplicate form. Passed on the 6.0 battery upgrade, and am now again set for some cooler night rides.

    Understand this recall process was difficult, and potentially ruinous, and want to thank Geo for standing up for an overseas manufacturer - today, few distributors would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick d View Post
    requested the upgrade forms last night, got them in the email today, sent them out vis USPS this afternoon!

    beats waiting for the replacements, plus its a better battery!
    well i got my 2 upgrade batteries, one came last week on thursday and one came today. fit and finish are nice, and not too much heavier than i remember the old 4 cell version being.

    thanks again geoman!
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    My two 6.0 upgrades came today. One charger works fine, other shows green and flashes red every three seconds. Will email for replacement.

    Sent my recycle and upgrade forms 7/15, notice of upgrade 7/22, received 7/25. Two standard batteries in the recall pool.
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    My two upgrades charged fine, took them out Sunday but drank all the beer before it got dark and came down @ dusk. Life sucks like that sometimes
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    I sent my recall notice in on 7/12 or so. I sent in the upgrade to 6.0Ah notice for all 3 batteries on 7/20 or so. We'll see what happens. My credit card has not been charged for the 6.0 upgrades yet.

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    On the defective charger.........

    Sent an email at 6:00 am my time, got a reply at 6:15 am and a shipment notification with tracking number at 9:00 am. No need to return the defective charger first.

    Good stuff!

    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus View Post
    My two 6.0 upgrades came today. One charger works fine, other shows green and flashes red every three seconds. Will email for replacement.

    Sent my recycle and upgrade forms 7/15, notice of upgrade 7/22, received 7/25. Two standard batteries in the recall pool.
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