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Additional Fire Incidents Prompts Baja Motorsports to Reannounce Dirt Bike Recall

NOTE: Consumers who participated in the March 2011 recall should contact the firm to see if a new repair is required.

  • Baja DR50
  • Baja DR70
Name of Product:
Dirt Bikes
Hazard:

The fuel tank can leak, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
April 12, 2012
Units:
About 4,300 (This recall was first announced in March 2011)
Consumer Contact

For additional information, please 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

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves all model DR50 and DR70 Baja dirt bikes with vehicle identification number (VIN) beginning with "L98," the letter "B" as the 10th character of the VIN and having a yellow dot or line marked on or near the VIN. 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.

Remedy:

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

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 16 reports of fires from leaking fuel, including two reports of minor burns to consumer's legs and one report of a minor burn to a consumer's finger. Ten of the reported incidents, including two of the burn injuries, were received after the March 2011 recall announcement.

Sold At
Pep Boys and other motor sports stores nationwide from December 2010 through January 2012 for between $450 and $650.
Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

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

Recall number:
12-150
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