|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 863-2252
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Note: this recall has been reannounced
Baja Motorsports Recalls Dirt Bikes Sold Exclusively at Pep Boys Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
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: Dirt Bikes
Units: About 4,300
Importer: Baja Inc., d/b/a Baja Motorsports, of Anderson, S.C.
Hazard: Fuel can leak from the fuel tank, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of fires from fuel leakage including one report of minor burns to a consumer’s legs.
Description: This recall involves all model DR50 and DR70 Baja dirt bikes with VIN numbers beginning with “L98.” 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).
Sold at: Pep Boys stores nationwide from December 2010 through January 2011 for between $550 and $650.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dirt bikes and contact Baja Motorsports to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, 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
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