Bad Boy Buggies Recalled Due To Loss of Steering Control and Crash Hazard

For Immediate Release
April 22, 2014

 

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (855) 738-3711
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/E-Z-GO-Recalls-Golf-Shuttle-Off-Road-Utility-Vehicles/

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: E-Z-GO TXT, Freedom TXT and Shuttle 2+2 TXT golf cars, E-Z-GO Valor, E-Z-GO Express and E-Z-GO Terrain vehicles, Cushman Shuttle vehicles, Cushman Hauler vehicles, Cushman Refresher vehicles, and Bad Boy Buggies HD, LD and LTO off-road utility vehicles


Units: About 30,000


Manufacturer: E-Z-GO Division of Textron Inc. of Augusta, Ga.


Hazard: The steering wheel nut might not have been tightened sufficiently, reducing steering control.  This can result in a crash.


Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of one incident and one injury that may be related to this issue.


Description: The recalled vehicles are gas- and electric-powered, four-wheeled vehicles with bench seats for the driver and passengers. The following models are included:

 

Model
Serial Number
E-Z-GO TXT Fleet golf cars
2823208-2850425 and 3000001-3003187
E-Z-GO Freedom TXT  and Shuttle 2+2 TXT personal golf cars
2823208-2850425 and 3000001-3003187
E-Z-GO Express, Terrain and Valor vehicles
2823208-2850425 and 3000001-3003187
Cushman Shuttle vehicles
2823208-2850425 and 3000001-3003187
Bad Boy Buggies HD, LD, LTO, and LT Safari utility vehicles
8005089-8006013

 

The brand and model names are printed on the side and front panels of the vehicles. Serial numbers are printed on a plate or label located on the exterior of the vehicle below the driver’s seat.  


Sold at: E-Z-GO, Cushman and Bad Boy Buggies dealers nationwide from August 2012 through February 2013 for between $6,650 and $10,650.


Manufactured in: United States


Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact E-Z-GO or an authorized dealer for a free repair. E-Z-GO and E-Z-GO dealers are contacting known owners.


Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact E-Z-GO toll-free at (858) 738-3711 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s websites at www.ezgo.com, www.cushman.com and www.badboybuggies.com.  

 

 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

 

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.


 
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.


 
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired.  Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov.  To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.
 

Bad Boy Buggies Recalled Due To Loss of Steering Control and Crash Hazard

 

For Immediate Release
October 26, 2011

 

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (855) 738-3711
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Bad Boy Buggies Recalled by BB Buggies Due to Loss of Steering Control and Crash Hazard

 

Name of productt: 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) [LINK TO 10-015 &11-079]

 

Manufacturer: BB Buggies Inc., of Augusta, Ga. and Bad Boy Enterprises LLC, of Natchez, Miss.
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.

 

 

 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

 

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

 

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

 

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

 

Bad Boy Buggies Classic Models Recall

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Classic Buggies

 

Units: About 9,300. Consumers who participated in the October 2009 recall should also participate in this recall, because the initial repair did not adequately fix the hazard.

 

Manufacturer: Bad Boy Enterprises LLC, of Natchez, Miss. This recall is being performed by BB Buggies Inc., which recently acquired certain assets of Bad Boy Enterprises, LLC.

 

Hazard: The off-road vehicles can accelerate without warning, posing a risk of injury to the user and/or bystanders.

 

Incidents/Injuries: Since the October 2009 recall announcement, BB Buggies has received 27 additional reports of unexpected acceleration, including reports of arm and leg fractures.

 

Description: This expanded recall involves all Bad Boy Classic model off-road utility vehicles manufactured from early 2003 through May 2010. Bad Boy Buggy Classic models come in camouflage patterns, hunter green, red and black colors. The XT model is not included in this recall.

 

Sold by: Authorized dealers nationwide from Spring 2003 through June 2010 for about $10,000.

 

Manufactured in: United States

 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the buggies and contact their BB Buggies dealer to schedule a free repair.

 

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact BB Buggies toll-free at (855) 738-3711 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or contact your closest dealer.

 

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC"), BB Buggies Inc. ("BB Buggies") is recalling for repair all Bad Boy Buggies Classic models that were built before May 24, 2010 to address reports of unintended acceleration. A copy of the joint press release (#11-079) announcing this recall can be found here: Recall Announcement.

 

This recall expands a recall announced by Bad Boy Enterprises, LLC in October 2009. It applies to Classics sold from 2003 through June 2007 (BB I Buggies) and those sold from June 2007 through June 2010 (BB II Buggies). Your Buggy is affected by this new recall even if it was repaired under the October 2009 recall by Bad Boy Enterprises, LLC.

 

Under this new recall program, BB Buggies dealers are installing a new pedal assembly at no cost to you. It is very important that you have the repair completed. The reported incidents of unintended acceleration may have resulted from water damage to the old pedal assembly, which could cause the unintended acceleration and crash hazard.

 

To register your buggy for the free repair, contact your nearest BB Buggies dealer or call 1-855-738-3711. When you register for the recall program, you will be asked to identify your type of buggy - BB I or BB II. As pictured below, BB I buggies have a wide, flat accelerator pedal, while BB II buggies have a relatively thin accelerator.

 


  • BB I Buggies Accelerator
    Pedal Manufactured
    to June 2007

 


  • BB II Buggies Accelerator
    Pedal Manufactured
    June 2007 - June 2010

 

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