For a third time since 2009 Bad Boy Enterprises/BB Buggies is recalling a large number of their Bad Boy Buggies electric utility vehicles. This time the problem is a steering assembly arm that can break and cause the driver to lose control, posing a crash hazard. To date 15 have been reported broken. The recall includes the Bad Boy LT, Classic, XT, XTO and XT Safari models. The following is from the US Consumer Safety Product Commission. Learn more: CPSC.gov
Name of Product: Bad Boy Buggies off-road utility vehicles
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 atwww.badboybuggies.com