|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 738-3711
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: there is another subsequent recall of this product
BB Buggies Recalls Classic Bad Boy Buggies Again Due To Crash Hazard
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: Classic Buggies
Units: About 9,300. Consumers who participated in the October 2009 recall should also participate in this recall, because the initial repair did not adequately fix the hazard.
Manufacturer: Bad Boy Enterprises LLC, of Natchez, Miss. This recall is being performed by BB Buggies Inc., which recently acquired certain assets of Bad Boy Enterprises, LLC.
Hazard: The off-road vehicles can accelerate without warning, posing a risk of injury to the user and/or bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: Since the October 2009 recall announcement, BB Buggies has received 27 additional reports of unexpected acceleration, including reports of arm and leg fractures.
Description: This expanded recall involves all Bad Boy Classic model off-road utility vehicles manufactured from early 2003 through May 2010. Bad Boy Buggy Classic models come in camouflage patterns, hunter green, red and black colors. The XT model is not included in this recall.
Sold by: Authorized dealers nationwide from Spring 2003 through June 2010 for about $10,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the buggies and contact their BB Buggies dealer to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact BB Buggies toll-free at (855) 738-3711 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.badboybuggies.com
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