Baja Motorsports and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling 308,000 mini bikes and go-carts because of fire and burn hazards. So far, there have been nine reports of gas caps leaking and at least one report of a gas cap leak causing a serious burn injury to a child. In addition to the leaking fuel caps, there have also been 25 reports of injuries resulting from a stuck throttle. Recalls like these require the attention of an experienced defective products attorney in Oklahoma to investigate if injuries sustained from products deserve compensation from responsible manufacturers.
BAJA MINI BIKES AND GO-CARTS BEING RECALLED
Baja Motorsports is recalling 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. You can find the model number on the fender or fuel tank of the mini bike and on the roll cage of the go-cart.
The mini-bikes and go-carts were sold at retailers nationwide and online from November 2004 through June, 2010 for between $200 and $2,000.
REASONS BAJA MOTORSPORTS RECALLED MINI BIKES AND GO-CARTS
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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. Also, the throttle can stick due to an improperly positioned fuel line and throttle cable, posing a sudden acceleration hazard to consumers. There have been 9 reports of leaking gas caps and 25 reports of injuries to the face and other body parts resulting from a stuck throttle.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE A RECALLED MINI BIKE OR GO-CART?
Stop using the mini bike or go-cart immediately.
Baja Motorsports is offering a free replacement gas cap and a free repair of the fuel line and throttle cable to correct the dangerous problems. You can contact Baja Motorsports toll-free at 405-256-2606. You can also contact the US Consumer Product and Safety Commission at 405-256-2606 to report if you have one of these dangerous products and any injuries the product might have caused.
You can also talk with the Oklahoma defective product lawyers at Atkins and Markoff with any questions regarding the Baja Motorsports product recall, or if you have a complaint about any products that may need to be looked into for the possibility of being recalled.