Baja Motorsports recalling 23,000 minibikes

Publish Date: 
Nov 20, 2013
By Holly J. Wagner

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall of about 23,000 Baja Motorsports minibikes because the front fork can separate from the wheel, posing fall and crash hazards to riders.

The recall involves Baja Motorsports MB200 gas-powered minibikes manufactured from August 2010 through August 2012. The company has received 13 reports of front forks separating from the wheel. Minor injuries have been reported.

The bikes were sold at Northern Tool Equipment, Pep Boys and Tractor Supply Company from February 2010 to September 2013 for about $650 each. They are made by Changzhou Globe Tools Co. Ltd., of China and imported by Baja Motorsports of Anderson, S.C.

The recalled minibikes have a black frame with a black padded seat; a gas tank and fenders that are black, red or yellow; side reflectors and a headlight. A decal with the words “Baja” and “Warrior” and the number 200 inside a circle with wings attached is on both sides of the gas tank. “Baja 200cc” is on the engine cover on the right side of the minibike. The minibike may also be known as WR96, WR200, Baja Heat, Baja Carbon and Mini Baja. The date of manufacture is on the bottom right of the Vehicle Emissions Control Information label in the MM/YY format. The label is attached to the front side of the engine.

Consumers are instructed to stop riding the bikes and contact Baja Inc. toll-free at (888) 863-2252 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.bajamotorsports.com (click on Safety Information).