Recall: Baja Motorsports Mini Bikes
On 2010-07-15, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Baja Motorsports Mini Bikes due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2004 for about $200 to $2000.
About 100,000 units are involved in this Baja mini bike recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the ATVs & Motorized Ride-ons category in 2010.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 863-2252
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What is the problem?
The gas cap can leak or detach from the fuel tank on the recalled mini bikes, 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.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involved Baja Motorsports mini bikes with model numbers beginning with HT65, MB165, WR65, MB196, DB30, WR90 and DR90. The model number is located on the mini bikes' fenders and/or decorative fuel tank. They have black plastic gas caps.
These items were sold new+ at Various mini bike 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.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mini bikes and contact Baja Motorsports for a free replacement gas cap and to schedule a free repair of the fuel line and throttle cable.
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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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