Baja Motorsports Recalls Mini Bikes Due to Fall, Crash Hazard
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Mini Bike
Hazard: The front fork can separate from the wheel, posing fall and crash hazards to riders.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mini bikes and contact Baja Motorsports to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: Baja Inc., toll-free at (888) 863-2252 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.bajamotorsports.com and click on Safety Information for more information.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Baja-Motorsports-Recalls-Mini-Bikes.
Units: About 23,000
Description: This recall involves Baja Motorsports MB200 gas-powered mini bikes manufactured from August 2010 through August 2012. The recalled mini bikes have a black frame with a black padded seat, a gas tank and fenders that are black, red or yellow, side reflectors and a headlight. A decal with the words "Baja" and "Warrior" and the number 200 inside a circle with wings attached is on both sides of the gas tank. "Baja 200cc" is on the engine cover on the right side of the minibike. This mini bike may also be known as WR96, WR200, Baja Heat, Baja Carbon and Mini Baja. The date of manufacture is on the bottom right of the Vehicle Emissions Control Information label in the MM/YY format. The label is attached to the front side of the engine.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 13 reports of front forks separating from the wheel. Minor injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Northern Tool Equipment, Pep Boys and Tractor Supply Company from February 2010 to September 2013 for about $650.
Importer: Baja Inc. d/b/a Baja Motorsports, of Anderson, S.C.
Manufacturer: Changzhou Globe Tools Co. Ltd., of China
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission