WASHINGTON, D.C. September 29, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Name of product: Bad Boy Buggies Off-Road Vehicles
Hazard: Incorrect parking brake adjustments and improperly bled brake lines can diminish a consumer’s braking ability, posing a crash hazard.
Consumer Contact: Bad Boy Buggies toll-free at (855) 738-3711 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.badboybuggies.com and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 4,460
Description: This recall involves gas- and electric-powered, four-wheeled recreational vehicles manufactured by Bad Boy Buggies. The vehicles have bench seats for the driver and passenger, a cargo bed in the rear of the two-person model, and a rear-facing back seat in the four-person model. The recreational vehicles were sold in black, camouflage, green and red, and have 1¾ inch tubular steel exterior frames. The recalled off-road vehicles have serial numbers ranging from 8004970 through 8012901. Serial numbers are printed on a plate or label on the steering column. Brand and model names are printed on the side and front panels of the vehicle. Model names included in the recall are:
- Ambush and Ambush iS
- Recoil and Recoil iS
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact Bad Boy Buggies or an authorized dealer for a free repair.
Sold at: Bad Boy Buggies dealers nationwide from August 2012 through May 2014 for between $9,600 and $14,400.
Manufacturer: Bad Boy Buggies, of Augusta, Ga.
Manufactured in: United States
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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