WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 10, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Name of product: Mini bikes
Hazard: The front fork can separate from the wheel, posing fall and crash hazards to riders.
Consumer Contact: Baja toll-free at 888-863-2252 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.bajamotorsports.com and click on Safety Information for more information.
Units: About 4,600
Description: This recall involves Baja Motorsports gas-powered mini bikes manufactured during November 2014 and December 2014. The recalled mini bikes have a black frame with a black padded seat, a storage tank and fenders that are camouflage, side reflectors, a headlight and a tail light. A decal with model number “Baja Warrior 200” inside a circle with wings attached is on both sides of the storage tank. The date of manufacture is printed on the bottom right of the Vehicle Emissions Control Information label in the MM/YY format. The label is attached to the front side of the engine.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 22 reports of the front forks separating from the wheel, including 11 reports of minor injuries.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mini bikes and contact Baja Motorsports to schedule a free repair.
Sold exclusively at: Tractor Supply Company stores from February 2015 through August 2015 for about $650.
Importer(s): Baja Inc. d/b/a Baja Motorsports, of Anderson, S.C.
Manufactured in: China
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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