Ikea E1524/E1810 no communication after pairing

Running zigbee2mqtt version 1.7
I was able to pair the remote control exactly as described and received the following output in the logs (debug mode)

debug 2019-11-15T17:32:26: Device ‘0x000b57fffec49812’ announced itself
info 2019-11-15T17:32:26: MQTT publish: topic ‘homeassistant/sensor/0x000b57fffec49812/action/config’, payload ‘{“icon”:“mdi:gesture-double-tap”,“value_template”:"{{ value_json.action }}",“state_topic”:“zigbee2mqtt/0x000b57fffec49812”,“json_attributes_topic”:“zigbee2mqtt/0x000b57fffec49812”,“name”:“0x000b57fffec49812_action”,“unique_id”:“0x000b57fffec49812_action_zigbee2mqtt”,“device”:{“identifiers”:[“zigbee2mqtt_0x000b57fffec49812”],“name”:“0x000b57fffec49812”,“sw_version”:“Zigbee2mqtt 1.7.0”,“model”:“TRADFRI remote control (E1524/E1810)”,“manufacturer”:“IKEA”},“availability_topic”:“zigbee2mqtt/bridge/state”}’
info 2019-11-15T17:32:26: MQTT publish: topic ‘homeassistant/sensor/0x000b57fffec49812/battery/config’, payload ‘{“unit_of_measurement”:"%",“device_class”:“battery”,“value_template”:"{{ value_json.battery }}",“state_topic”:“zigbee2mqtt/0x000b57fffec49812”,“json_attributes_topic”:“zigbee2mqtt/0x000b57fffec49812”,“name”:“0x000b57fffec49812_battery”,“unique_id”:“0x000b57fffec49812_battery_zigbee2mqtt”,“device”:{“identifiers”:[“zigbee2mqtt_0x000b57fffec49812”],“name”:“0x000b57fffec49812”,“sw_version”:“Zigbee2mqtt 1.7.0”,“model”:“TRADFRI remote control (E1524/E1810)”,“manufacturer”:“IKEA”},“availability_topic”:“zigbee2mqtt/bridge/state”}’
info 2019-11-15T17:32:26: MQTT publish: topic ‘homeassistant/sensor/0x000b57fffec49812/linkquality/config’, payload ‘{“unit_of_measurement”:"-",“value_template”:"{{ value_json.linkquality }}",“state_topic”:“zigbee2mqtt/0x000b57fffec49812”,“json_attributes_topic”:“zigbee2mqtt/0x000b57fffec49812”,“name”:“0x000b57fffec49812_linkquality”,“unique_id”:“0x000b57fffec49812_linkquality_zigbee2mqtt”,“device”:{“identifiers”:[“zigbee2mqtt_0x000b57fffec49812”],“name”:“0x000b57fffec49812”,“sw_version”:“Zigbee2mqtt 1.7.0”,“model”:“TRADFRI remote control (E1524/E1810)”,“manufacturer”:“IKEA”},“availability_topic”:“zigbee2mqtt/bridge/state”}’

After that, whenever I push any of the buttons on the remote I get… nothing at all.
Is there a required firmware version necessary for these ikea remotes?
Not sure what else to try since I get zero activity in the debug logs.