Baja Motorsports Settlement
$14,000 in Fines Paid by Baja Motorsports
The California Air Resources Board last month penalized Baja Motorsports for $14,000 for improperly labeling their Blitz mini-bikes without California emission certification labels. ARB enforcement officers discovered the mini-bikes were missing California engine emission certification labels on bikes sold at Kragen Auto Parts stores statewide. Although the bikes are within California emission standards, they were improperly labeled as being only federally certified. In California, it is necessary for vehicles to display additional certification compliance statements to ensure that the state's clean emission standards are also met. Baja Motorsports has since corrected the problem and ordered and applied labels to the mini-bikes in question. Per the terms of the settlement, the company will pay $14,000 in penalties; all of it will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality.