Tesla Cyberquad for Kids recalled in the United States. Some elements do not comply with the country’s standards.
The Tesla Cyberquad for Kids is being recalled by Radio Flyer (which manufactures the product) after the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has discovered several violations of safety standards for children on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Among other things, the agency determined that the mechanical suspension and the maximum tire pressure were not adequate. Moreover, it lacked Cyberquad for Kids an approved ATV action plan, which defines the safety requirements. This document is required to manufacture, import, sell, or distribute ATVs in the United States.
Tesla Cyberquad for Kids recalled in US
In the recall notice, discovered by The Verge, the CPSC explains that approximately 5,000 units of Cyberquad for Kids have been sold. Tesla offered the vehicle for sale directly through its site. Radio Flyer explained to those who purchased one that they should immediately return the motor control (removing it permanently disables the Cyberquad) for a full $1,900 refund. The company will also reimburse certain costs for the return of the engine control and the disposal of other parts. No one knows if a new model of Cyberquad for Kids will see the light of day.
Some elements do not comply with the country’s standards
The electric Cyberquad for Kids offered a range of 25 km with a maximum speed of 16 km/h. It features a steel frame, padded seat and LED light bars. Although there are no reports of serious accidents, Radio Flyer explains that it was aware of a case in which the Cyberquad for Kids – designed and designed for a single passenger – overturned while carrying a woman and a child, the adult having suffered a bruised shoulder.
Radio Flyer also stated that Tesla was not very involved in this Cyberquad for Kids project, simply handling the sale and serving as a consultant for the overall design of the vehicle. This was to look like the standard Cyberquad, which Tesla announced along with its Cybertruck. Radio Flyer also sells toy versions of Tesla cars for children.