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
to June 2007
BB II Buggies Accelerator
June 2007 - June 2010
You can find your nearest dealer through our online Dealer Locator