A large recall of about 308,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Baja Motorsports Mini Bikes and Go-Carts is being implemented, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The recalled Baja Motorsports Mini Bikes and Go-Carts, which were manufactured in China, were imported by Baja Inc., which is also doing business as (d/b/a) Baja Motorsports, of Phoenix, Arizona.
The gas cap can leak or detach from the fuel tank on the recalled mini bikes and go-carts, 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. To date, the firm has received at least nine 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.
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 bikesâ€™ fenders and/or decorative fuel tank and on the go-cartsâ€™ roll cage. They both have black plastic gas caps.
The recalled Baja Motorsports Mini Bikes and Go-Carts were sold at various mini bike and go-cart 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.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled mini bikes and go-carts and contact Baja Motorsports for a free replacement gas cap and to schedule a free repair of the fuel line and throttle cable. Baja Motorsports can be reached toll-free at (888) 863-2252 between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday or at the firmâ€™s website at www.bajamotorsports.net.