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Baja Kids Motorcycles from Pep Boys Recall

Motorcycle Recall

Due to a potential fire hazard, Baja Motorsports is recalling 4,300 dirt bikes, models DR50 and DR70, which were sold at nationwide Pep Boys stores from December 2010 through January 2011 for $550-650.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says owners should stop using the Baja children’s motorcycles immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Baja is recalling the DR50 and DR70 kid’s motorcycles with VIN numbers beginning with "L98" due to potential fire hazards from leaking fuel tanks, which could result in burns on the riders. There were six reports of fires from fuel leakage including one report of minor burns to a consumer’s legs.

The model number and VIN are located on the product data plate, which is located on the side of the goose neck (where the handle bars meet the body of the bike).

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dirt bikes and contact Baja Motorsports to schedule a free repair. Contact Baja Motorsports toll-free at (888) 863-2252 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at bajamotorsports.com.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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