Baja Motorsports, of Anderson, South Carolina, has re-announced recall of about 4,300 dirt bikes due to leaking fuel tanks, which pose a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
This product was recalled in March 2011. Consumers who participated in that recall should contact the company to see if a new repair is required.
The company has received sixteen reports fires, two reports of leg burns and one report of a finger burn. Ten of these incidents, including the burns to the leg, were reported after the March 2011 recall.
This recall affects all model DR50 and DR70 Baja dirt bikes with vehicle identification number (VIN) beginning with "L98," the letter "B" as the 10th character of the VIN and having a yellow dot or line marked on or near the VIN. The model number and VIN are located on the product data plate, which is located on the side of the "goose neck," or where the handle bars meet the body of the bike.
The bikes, manufactured in China, were sold at Pep Boys and other motor sports stores nationwide from December 2010 through January 2012 for between $450 and $650.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dirt bikes and contact Baja Motorsports to schedule a free repair.
For additional information, please contact Baja Motorsports toll-free at 888-863-2252.