React icons not loading with webpack

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I am trying to use react-icons in my project

My webpack file looks like this :

import webpack from 'webpack';
import path from 'path';

const GLOBALS = {
  'process.env.NODE_ENV': JSON.stringify('development'),
  __DEV__: true

export default {
  debug: true,
  devtool: 'cheap-module-eval-source-map', // more info: and
  noInfo: true, // set to false to see a list of every file being bundled.
  entry: [
  target: 'web', // necessary per
  output: {
    path: `${__dirname}/dist`, // Note: Physical files are only output by the production build task `npm run build`.
    publicPath: 'http://localhost:3000/', // Use absolute paths to avoid the way that URLs are resolved by Chrome when they're parsed from a dynamically loaded CSS blob. Note: Only necessary in Dev.
    filename: 'bundle.js'
  plugins: [
    new webpack.DefinePlugin(GLOBALS), // Tells React to build in prod mode. webpack.HotModuleReplacementPlugin());
    new webpack.HotModuleReplacementPlugin(),
    new webpack.NoErrorsPlugin()
  module: {
    loaders: [
      {test: /\.js$/, include: path.join(__dirname, 'src'), loaders: ['babel']},
      {test: /\.eot(\?v=\d+.\d+.\d+)?$/, loader: 'file'},
      {test: /\.(woff|woff2)$/, loader: 'file-loader?prefix=font/&limit=5000'},
      {test: /\.ttf(\?v=\d+.\d+.\d+)?$/, loader: 'file-loader?limit=10000&mimetype=application/octet-stream'},
      {test: /\.svg(\?v=\d+.\d+.\d+)?$/, loader: 'file-loader?limit=10000&mimetype=image/svg+xml'},
      {test: /\.(jpe?g|png|gif)$/i, loaders: ['file']},
      {test: /\.ico$/, loader: 'file-loader?name=[name].[ext]'},
      {test: /(\.css|\.scss)$/, loaders: ['style', 'css?sourceMap', 'sass?sourceMap']}

It has an svg loader so there shouldn’t be an issue, however, I get the following error
ERROR in ./~/react-icons/ti/thumbs-down.js
Module parse failed: /Users/Projects/react-slingshot/node_modules/react-icons/ti/thumbs-down.js Unexpected token (8:12)
You may need an appropriate loader to handle this file type.
SyntaxError: Unexpected token (8:12)

Not sure what I’m missing in order to load these in my project

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

react-icons/ti/thumbs-down.js contains untranspiled ES6+JSX source.

You need to import from react-icons/lib/ti/thumbs-down.js to get the ES5 version, since you’re only using Babel on your own src/ directory.

This is mentioned in the README’s Usage section.

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
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