Bad Boy XTO Off-Road Vehicle Recall Issued After Reports of Rollover Injury, Death

Federal safety officials have announced a recall for certain “Bad Boy” battery operated off-road utility vehicles, which were manufactured without seatbelts, and have been linked to at least one death and another severe leg injury due to occupants not being strapped in during rollover accidents. 

The Textron Bad Boy XTO recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on January 11, due to the serious risk of injury or death to the operator and passengers posed by the lack of seat belts.

The off-road utility vehicles are typically operated on rough terrain, and may be prone to rollovers in the event of a crash. The lack of seat belts or restraints places passengers at an increased risk of being ejected or partially falling out of the vehicles, where they may be crushed under the weight of the ATV.

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To date, the CPSC is aware of one fatality report that occurred in Toombs County, Georgia in 2014, when a 14-year old passenger died as a result of being thrown from a Textron off-road utility vehicle. According to the CPSC report, the vehicle was involved in a roll-over incident that ejected the 14-year old, ultimately leading to his death. In a separate incident report, an adult male suffered a serious leg injury in a roll-over incident.

The recall includes Bad Boy XTO and Bone Collector XTO model off-road utility vehicles that are battery powered and have a bench seat for a driver and one passenger, as well as a two-passenger rear facing bench seat on the back. The vehicles were sold in camouflage, black, white, forest green, flame red, and patriot blue and have the model name and brand printed on the side and front panels. Vehicles included in the recall have serial numbers ranging from 8000020 through 8004934, which are located on the steering column connected to the wheel.

The vehicles were manufactured in the U.S. by Textron Specialized Vehicles. They were distributed for sale at Bad Boy dealers from November 2010 through June 2013 for between $13,200 and $14,200.

The CPSC indicates that owners of the recalled off-road vehicles should stop using them immediately and contact Textron Specialized vehicles toll-free at 855-738-3711 or visit them online at and navigate to the “Recall Information” tab for more details on how to schedule a free installation of seat belts.


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