September 09, 2015

A faulty piece of equipment designed to ensure stability is prompting a recall from an automotive company.

Baja Motorsports is recalling a line of mini bikes because the front fork has a tendency to separate from the wheel. This defect poses a fall hazard and increases the risk of injury sustained in a crash.

The recall involves gas-powered mini bikes manufactured during November and December of 2014. The recalled mini bikes have a black frame with a black padded seat, a storage tank and fenders that are camouflage, side reflectors, a headlight and a tail light. A decal with model number "Baja Warrior 200" inside a circle with wings attached is on both sides of the storage tank. The date of manufacture is printed on the bottom right of the Vehicle Emissions Control Information label in the MM/YY format.

The product could be purchased from February 2015 to August 2015 at Tractor Supply Company stores, retailing for about $650.

The firm has received 22 reports of the front forks separating from the wheel, including 11 reports of minor injuries.

Owners should immediately stop using the recalled mini bikes and contact Baja Motorsports to schedule a free repair. The company can be contacted at (888) 863-2252.