Bad Boy Buggies Recalled By BB Buggies Due To Loss Of Steering Control, Crash Hazard

Published online: Oct 31, 2011 Powersport News
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products. 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: Bad Boy Buggies off-road utility vehicles

Units: About 3,200 (Bad Boy Classic buggies were previously recalled in October 2009 and in December 2010)

Manufacturer: BB Buggies Inc., of Augusta, GA, Bad Boy Enterprises LLC, of Natchez, MS

Hazard: The steering assembly arm can break and cause the driver to lose control, posing a crash hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 15 reports of the steering assembly arm breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Bad Boy LT, Classic, XT, XTO and XT Safari model electric off-road utility vehicles. The utility vehicles have four wheels, bench seats for the operator and passengers and were sold in camouflage patterns, hunter green, red and black. "Bad Boy" is printed on the side or front of the vehicles.

Sold at: Bad Boy Buggy dealers nationwide from August 2009 through June 2011 for between $7,000 and $15,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact an authorized dealer or BB Buggies for a free replacement of the steering assembly.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact BB Buggies toll-free at
(855) 738-3711 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm's website at www.badboybuggies.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12022.html