Tesla Cyberquad for Kids ATV recalled after accident for violating safety standards

Radio Flyer remembers all Tesla Cyberquad for Kids ATVs it built in partnership with the automaker for failing to meet safety standards.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said the battery-powered vehicle “failed to comply with the requirements of the federal mandatory safety standards for youth ATVs, including mechanical suspension and maximum tire pressure.”

It also does not contain the associated “ATV Action Plan” that the agency requires for ATV sales, which includes “rider training, safety information dissemination, age recommendations, and other safety measures.”

“Consumers are encouraged to immediately stop using the recalled product and follow Radio Flyer’s instructions to remove the engine control unit for Cyberquad for Kids, which will permanently disable the product,” Radio Flyer said in the recall announcement.

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Tesla built a custom Cyberquad to use during the Cybertruck unveil.
(Tesla)

The Cyberquad for Kids is modeled after the full-size ATV Tesla used during the unveiling of the Cybertruck Pickup concept in 2019.

One incident involving an 8-year-old girl and a 36-year-old woman is known to ride a Cyberquad together and cause a shoulder injury to an adult.

Cyberquad for Kids was built by Radio Flyer.

Cyberquad for Kids was built by Radio Flyer.
(Radio Flyer)

The $1,900 Cyberquad has a speed of 10 miles per hour and has been advertised for use by riders ages 8 and up and up to 150 pounds, after which its performance is affected, according to the owner’s manual.

It was promoted through a social media post by Tesla’s lead designer Franz von Holzhausen, who is over six feet tall, which included a video of him riding it without a helmet.

It went on sale on Tesla’s website in December 2021 and sold out in less than a day. Nearly 5,000 have been delivered, according to the CPSC.

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A guest attending the Cyber ​​Rodeo at Tesla's Austin factory in April brought the kids' Cyberquad team.

A guest attending the Cyber ​​Rodeo at Tesla’s Austin factory in April brought the kids’ Cyberquad team.
(Susan Cordero/AFP via Getty Images)

Tesla, which no longer runs a press office, has not commented on the recall, but Radio Flyer’s announcement stated that Tesla had consulted about the product’s appearance and that it “supports the Radio Flyer recall.”

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Radio Flyer also sells a battery-powered Tesla Model S for kids that starts at $599.99.

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