Baja Motorsports Recalls Dirt Bikes Sold Exclusively at Pep Boys Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Fuel can leak from the fuel tank.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2011
Release #11-159
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 863-2252
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: this recall has been reannounced

Baja Motorsports Recalls Dirt Bikes Sold Exclusively at Pep Boys Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.

Name of Product: Dirt Bikes

Units: About 4,300

Importer: Baja Inc., d/b/a Baja Motorsports, of Anderson, S.C.

Hazard: Fuel can leak from the fuel tank, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of fires from fuel leakage including one report of minor burns to a consumer’s legs.

Description: This recall involves all model DR50 and DR70 Baja dirt bikes with VIN numbers beginning with “L98.” The model number and VIN are located on the product data plate, which is located on the side of the “goose neck” (where the handle bars meet the body of the bike).

Sold at: Pep Boys stores nationwide from December 2010 through January 2011 for between $550 and $650.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dirt bikes and contact Baja Motorsports to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Baja Motorsports toll-free at (888) 863-2252 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.bajamotorsports.com

Picture of recalled Baja DR50 Dirt Bike

Baja DR50

Picture of recalled Baja DR70 Dirt Bike

Baja DR70