|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 863-2252
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: Baja Motorsports Mini Bikes and Go-Carts
Units: About 308,000
Importer: Baja Inc., d/b/a Baja Motorsports, of Phoenix, Ariz.
Hazard: The gas cap can leak or detach from the fuel tank on the recalled mini bikes and go-carts, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. In addition, the throttle can stick due to an improperly positioned fuel line and throttle cable, posing a sudden acceleration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received at least 9 reports of the gas caps leaking and detaching, including one report of a serious burn injury to a child. The firm has also received 25 reports of stuck throttles possibly due to the fuel line and throttle cable being improperly attached with injuries to the face and other parts of the body reported.
Description: This recall involved Baja Motorsports mini bikes with model numbers beginning with HT65, MB165, WR65, MB196, DB30, WR90 and DR90 and go-carts with model numbers BB65, SD65, DN65 and TR65. The model number is located on the mini bikes' fenders and/or decorative fuel tank and on the go-carts' roll cage. They both have black plastic gas caps.
Sold at: Various mini bike and go-cart retailers nationwide from November 2004 through June, 2010 for between $200 and $2000. They were also available from the following web sites: Costco.com; Amazon.com; toysrus.com; northerntool.com; sears.com; and kmart.com.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mini bikes and go-carts and contact Baja Motorsports for a free replacement gas cap and to schedule a free repair of the fuel line and throttle cable.
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.net
Baja Motorsports Mini Bike
Baja Motorsports Go-Cart
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