The Tesla Cyberquad for kids is being recalled after the Consumer Product Safety Commission determined that it doesn’t meet safety standards for youth ATVs.
The $1900 quad-bike that looks like the Cybertruck and was launched alongside it, is actually made by Radio Flyer, and this company is the one handling the recall.
According to the CPSC, the quad failed to meet federal standards for mechanical suspension and maximum tire pressure on ATVs for kids and doesn’t have a “CPSC-approved ATV action plan” meant to dictate things like “rider training, dissemination of safety information, age recommendations, and other safety measures.” According to Radio Flyer’s FAQ, Tesla’s main role in the product’s design was consulting on its “overall appearance.”
The commission says there are about 5,000 units affected by the recall, but the good news is that there aren’t any known instances of someone being seriously injured while using the Cyberquad for kids, though Radio Flyer did apparently receive one report of it tipping over when an adult and child were riding it at the same time, resulting in a bruised shoulder.
Anyone who owns one should stop using it and immediately remove the motor controller, according to Radio Flyer. If you return the controller to the company, you’ll get a full refund. You can start the process on Radio Flyer’s website.