Textron recalls more than a thousand Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles

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Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Textron Specialized Vehicles, Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 1,100 Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles.

According to the release, the vehicles lack seat belts, posing a risk of serious injury or death to the operator and passengers in the event of a crash.

One death and one injury have already been reported, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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.

The recalled utility vehicles were sold at Bad Boy dealers nationwide from November 2010 through June 2013 for between $13,200 and $14,200 and manufactured in the United States.

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 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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