Baja Mini Bike Recall Issued Due to Crash, Fall Risk
A recall has been issued for roughly 23,000 gas-powered mini bikes sold by Baja Motorsports, after multiple reports were received involving problems where the front wheels separated from the front fork, posing a risk of crashes or falls.
The Baja mini bike recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on November 18, indicating that the manufacturer has received at least 13 complaints of problems with the front fork.
Although only minor injuries have been reported to date, the defective mini bikes could cause riders to suffer potentially serious injuries if front wheels separate from the front fork while the vehicle is in motion.
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The recall includes Baja Motorsports MB200 gas powered mini bikes manufactured from August 2010 through August 2012. The bikes are black and have a black frame with a gas tank, black padded seat and fenders that are black, yellow, or red.
A decal with the words “Baja” and “Warrior” are on the side of the gas tank of the recalled mini bikes, which may also be known as a WR96, WR200, Baja Heat, Baja Carbon or Mini Baja. The manufacture date can located on the bottom right of the Vehicle Emissions Control Information label attached the on the front side of the engine.
The recalled bikes were manufactured in China under Changzhou Globe Tools Co. Ltd., and imported by Baja Inc. of Anderson South Carolina where they were sold at Northern Tool Equipment, Pep Boys, and Tractor Supply Company from February 2010 to September 2013 for about $650.
Consumers should stop using the recalled mini bikes immediately and contact Baja Motorsports at (888) 863-2252 or visit them online at www.bajamotorsports.com and navigate to the “Safety Recall” link for instructions on how to receive a free repair.
JoelJune 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm
I purchased 2 brand new 2015 Baja Warriors "Camo" edition from Tractor Supply Company in Rincon Ga. My son had the front wheel come off complete with the shock cylinder on Saturday 6/6/2015 after only 3 hours of use. I took the mini bike back to Tractor Supply where they immediately asked if I wanted a refund which I did for both mini bikes. Obviously this problem has not been resolved in the Baja[Show More]I purchased 2 brand new 2015 Baja Warriors "Camo" edition from Tractor Supply Company in Rincon Ga. My son had the front wheel come off complete with the shock cylinder on Saturday 6/6/2015 after only 3 hours of use. I took the mini bike back to Tractor Supply where they immediately asked if I wanted a refund which I did for both mini bikes. Obviously this problem has not been resolved in the Baja Warrior manufacturing facility. I would like to see a recall happen on the 2015 models so other parents don't have this problem occur with their children's mini bikes. Luckily my son was only travelling about ten miles per hour in the back yard when this occured, so he was not injured. I hope this reaches someone that has the ability to help the next unsuspecting parent.
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