Revised Recall: Baja Dirt Bikes
On 2012-04-12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a revised recall regarding Baja Dirt Bikes due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2010 for about $450 to $650. It was originally recalled on 2011-03-09.
Instance(s) of injuries, fires 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 Off-Road Motorcycles & Dirt Bikes category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 200,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 863-2252
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What is the problem?
The fuel tank can leak, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of injuries, fires have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves all model DR50 and DR70 Baja dirt bikes with vehicle identification number (VIN) beginning with "L98," the letter "B" as the 10th character of the VIN and having a yellow dot or line marked on or near the VIN. The model number and VIN are located on the product data plate, which is located on the side of the "goose neck" - where the handle bars meet the body of the bike.
NOTE: Consumers who participated in the March 2011 recall should contact the firm to see if a new repair is required.
These items were sold new+ at Pep Boys and other motor sports stores nationwide from December 2010 through January 2012 for between $450 and $650. UPDATE 04/12/2012: Retailers, prices and sales dates have been expanded since the original recall in March 2011.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dirt bikes and contact Baja Motorsports to schedule a free repair.
For additional information, please 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.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 16 reports of fires from leaking fuel, including two reports of minor burns to consumer's legs and one report of a minor burn to a consumer's finger. Ten of the reported incidents, including two of the burn injuries, were received after the March 2011 recall announcement.
+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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