Recall: Bad Boy, BB Buggies Off-road Utility Vehicles, ROV
On 2011-10-26, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Bad Boy, BB Buggies Off-road Utility Vehicles, ROV due to a potential crash hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2009 for about $7000 to $15000.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Bad Boy Enterprises off-road utility vehicle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Hunting & Utility Vehicles, incld ROV category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 500,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (855) 738-3711
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What is the problem?
The steering assembly arm can break and cause the driver to lose control, posing a crash hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Bad Boy LT, Classic, XT, XTO and XT Safari model electric off-road utility vehicles. The utility vehicles have four wheels, bench seats for the operator and passengers and were sold in camouflage patterns, hunter green, red and black. "Bad Boy" is printed on the side or front of the vehicles.
Bad Boy Classic buggies were previously recalled in October 2009 and in December 2010.
These items were sold new+ at Bad Boy Buggy dealers nationwide from August 2009 through June 2011 for between $7,000 and $15,000.
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 utility vehicles and contact an authorized dealer or BB Buggies for a free replacement of the steering assembly.
For additional information, contact BB Buggies toll-free at (855)738-3711 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm's website at www.badboybuggies.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 15 reports of the steering assembly arm breaking. No injuries have been 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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