Textron Specialized Vehicles Recalls Bad Boy Off-Road Utility Vehicles Due to Risk of Serious Injury or Death
one death and one injury reported
Textron Specialized Vehicles has issued a recall of approximately 1,100 Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles. The affected off-road utility vehicles lack seat belts, posing a risk of serious injury or death to the operator and passengers in the event of a vehicle accident.
This recall involves Bad Boy XTO and Bone Collector XTO model off-road utility vehicles manufactured by Textron Specialized Vehicles. The recalled four-wheeled vehicles are battery-powered and have a bench seat for a driver and one passenger and a two-passenger, rear-facing bench seat on the back.
The vehicles were sold in camouflage, black, white, forest green, flame red, and patriot blue and the brand and model name are printed on the side and front panels. The recalled vehicles have serial numbers ranging from 8000020 through 8004934. The serial number is located on the steering column connected to the wheel.
As a result of the vehicles rolling over, a 14-year-old male passenger died in Toombs County, Georgia in 2014 and, in a separate rollover incident, an adult male operator suffered a serious leg injury.
The recalled utility vehicles were sold at Bad Boy dealers nationwide from November 2010 through June 2013 for between $13,200 and $14,200.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact Textron Specialized Vehicles or an authorized dealer for a free installation of seat belts. Textron Specialized Vehicles is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Consumers with any additional questions or concerns should contact Textron Specialized Vehicles at (855) 738-3711.