Textron specialized vehicles recalls Bad Boy Off-Road Utility Vehicles due to risk of serious injury or death
Festus iyorah – Fourth Estate Contributor
Augusta, GA, United States (4E) – Textron Specialized Vehicles, Inc. has issued a recall of about 1,100 Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles because of risk of injury or death.
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 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,” the firm said in a recall notice.
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.
The recalled utility vehicles were sold at Bad Boy dealers nationwide from Nov. 2010 through Jun. 2013 for between $13,200 and $14,200 and manufactured in the United States.
The firm is urging consumers to stop using the recalled vehicles and contact Textron Specialized Vehicles or an authorized dealer for a free installation of seat belts.
Consumers may contact Textron Specialized Vehicles toll-free at 855-738-3711 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.badboyoffroad.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.
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