Bad Boy Buggies Recalled by BB Buggies Due to Loss of Steering Control and Crash Hazard

Oct 26, 2011, 10:00 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Name of product: Bad Boy Buggies off-road utility vehicles

Units: About 3,200    (Bad Boy Classic buggies were previously recalled in October 2009 and in December 2010)  

Manufacturer: BB Buggies Inc., of Augusta, Ga. and Bad Boy Enterprises LLC, of Natchez, Miss.

Hazard: The steering assembly arm can break and cause the driver to lose control, posing a crash hazard.  

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 15 reports of the steering assembly arm breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Bad Boy LT, Classic, XT, XTO and XT Safari model electric off-road utility vehicles. The utility vehicles have four wheels, bench seats for the operator and passengers and were sold in camouflage patterns, hunter green, red and black. "Bad Boy" is printed on the side or front of the vehicles.  

Sold at: Bad Boy Buggy dealers nationwide from August 2009 through June 2011 for between $7,000 and $15,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact an authorized dealer or BB Buggies for a free replacement of the steering assembly.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact BB Buggies toll-free at (855) 738-3711 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm's website at www.badboybuggies.com.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12022.html

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.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 738-3711
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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