Approximately 3,200 Bad Boy Buggy off-road vehicles have been recalled after more than a dozen reports of broken steering controls.
The recall was issued last week by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission after BB Buggies, Inc. and Bad Boy Enterprises, LLC received 15 reports of broken steering assembly arms. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported in connection with this defect.
Defective or broken steering assemblies can pose a crash hazard. Riding in these hills here in Tennessee, this kind of defect could lead to some terrible accidents.
Several models of these electric off-road vehicles are affected by this recall, including Bad Boy’s LT, Classic, XT, XTO and XT Safari models. Affected models come in a camouflage, hunter green or black color and have ‘Bad Boy’ printed on the side and front. They were sold between August 2009 and June of this year for between $7000 and $15,000.
The CPSC recommends you discontinue use immediately and contact an authorized dealer or BB Buggies for free replacement parts. Any questions about replacement items should be directed to the company by calling (855) 738-3711 or visiting their website at http://www.badboybuggies.com/.
This is the 3rd recall for Bad Boy Enterprises, LLC in as many years.
In October 2009, nearly 4,000 of the company’s Classic Buggies were recalled due to acceleration problems. After determining this recall failed to address the problem, another 9,300 buggies were recalled in December of last year. Each these recalls came about because consumers called the company about their concerns.
If you have a problem with something you own, it’s important you notify the company of the potential hazard. Hazards that arise due to defects are the responsibility of the manufacturer and need to be addressed accordingly.
But if something happens all of a sudden due to a defective product, you do have the right to pursue legal recourse. Our Tennessee firm handles many of these types of product liability cases. Contact us today to discuss your individual case.