07/16/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley
Phoenix, AZ—Baja Inc., d.b.a. Baja Motorsports and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have voluntarily recalled Baja Motorsports Mini Bikes and Go-Carts. About 308,000 mini bikes and go-carts were recalled because of burn and fire hazards, according to the CPSC press release.
The recall was initiated after discovering that the gas cap can leak of detach from the fuel tank, which can pose fire and burn hazards to users. Also, the throttle can stick because of an improperly positioned fuel line and throttle cable, posing a sudden acceleration hazards to users.
At this time Baja has received at least 9 reports of the leaking or detaching gas caps, which included one serious burn injury to a child. Twenty-five reports of the throttle sticking, resulting in injuries to the face or other body parts were received as well.
The CPSC press release stated, “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.”
The recalled mini bikes and go-carts were sold at various mini bike and go-cart dealers across the U.S. from November 2004 through June 2010. The recreational vehicles sold for between $200 and $2000.
Contact Baja Motorsports to receive a free replacement gas cap and to schedule a free repair of the fuel line and throttle cap.
For further information concerning the recall, consumers can contact Baja Motorsports toll-free at (888) 863-2252 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their website at www.bajamotorsports.net.
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