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Baja mini bike recall initiated after 22 reports of front fork separation; 11 injured

Recall mini bikes 267x210 Baja mini bike recall initiated after 22 reports of front fork separation; 11 injuredFollowing reports of the vehicle’s front fork separating from the wheel, Baja Motorsports has announced a mini bike recall spanning 4,600 units nationwide. The defective mini bikes were manufactured in China from November 2014 through December 2014.

According to the mini bike recall, the gas-powered vehicles have a black frame featuring a black padded seat and storage tank, as well as camouflage fenders, side reflectors, a tail light and headlight. A “Baja Warrior 200” decal has the vehicle’s model number inside a circle with wings attached and is located on both sides of the storage tank. The Vehicle Emissions Control Information label, attached to the front of the mini bike’s engine, will designate the date of manufacture in MM/YY format.

The defective mini bikes have led to 22 consumer reports of front fork separation, causing 11 reports of minor injuries. No deaths have been linked to the mini bike recall.

Before the mini bike recall was announced, Baja Motorsports sold the vehicles exclusively at Tractor Supply Company stores nationwide for about $650 from February 2015 through August 2015.

Baja Motorsports asks that consumers stop using the defective mini bikes and schedule a free repair through the company.

For more information on the mini bike recall, contact Baja Motorsports toll-free at 888-863-2252 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.bajamotorsports.com and click on Safety Information.

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission