|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2009
Release # 10-015
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 678-6701
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: there is a subsequent recall of this product
Off-Road Utility Vehicles Recalled by Bad Boy Enterprises Due To Crash Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Classic Buggies
Units: About 3,900
Manufacturer: Bad Boy Enterprises LLC, of Natchez, Miss.
Hazard: The off-road vehicles can accelerate without warning, posing a risk of injury to the user and/or bystander.
Incidents/Injuries: Bad Boy Enterprises has received 32 reports of unexpected acceleration, including reports of injuries such as a fractured toe, rotator cuff injury and sore muscles.
Description: This recall involves Bad Boy Buggy Standard model off-road utility vehicles. The Bad Boy Buggy Standard model has one row seat that allows two persons (the driver and passenger) to sit side-by-side while the vehicle is operated. The Standard has an open air design (no doors or windows), but has a roof. The Bad Boy Buggy Standard models come in Realtree camouflage pattern, Hardwoods camouflage pattern, hunter green, red and black colors. The affected models have serial numbers between 85004828 and 95010404. The serial number is located on a sticker in a cubby on the driver’s side.
Sold by: Authorized dealers nationwide from June 2007 through July 2009 for about $10,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the buggies and contact their Bad Boy Buggy dealer for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bad Boy Enterprises toll-free at (866) 678-6701 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.badboyenterprises.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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