Tesla Cyberquad Should Never Have Been Sold As It Fails Federal Safety Standards
The Tesla Cyberquad for Kids has been recalled for failing federal safety standards, by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The CPSC states that the Cyberquad doesn’t have an approved ATV action plan which raises questions over how it was able to be produced in the first place. They said:
“[The Cyberquad] fails to comply with the federal mandatory safety standard requirements for youth ATVs, including mechanical suspension and maximum tire pressure. The agency also said the vehicle does not have a “CPSC-approved ATV action plan, which is required to manufacture, import, sell, or distribute ATVs.”
The SPSC have released instructions for customers who already own the Cyberquad. They wrote:
“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Cyberquad and contact Radio Flyer for a full refund. Consumers can obtain a full refund by removing the product’s motor controller and sending the controller back to Radio Flyer via a prepaid envelope. Removing the motor controller will permanently disable the Cyberquad. Radio Flyer is contacting all consumers directly. Directions on how to locate, remove and return the motor controller can be found on the Radio Flyer recall website.
“Additional information on disposing of the remainder of the Cyberquad is available on the recall website under FAQs at www.radioflyer.com/recalls. Consumers who return the motor controller and incur costs disposing of the remainder of the Cyberquad will receive up to $50 to cover costs associated with disposal.”
According to Teslarati, the recall report refers to a consumer injury after a 36-year-old fell off the Cyberquad. The report states: “The single-rider Cyberquad tipped over when driven by an eight-year-old child and a 36-year-old adult female, resulting in a bruised left shoulder to the adult female.”
This is not a huge shock as the Cyberquad is designed to be used by children, and for only one person to use it at a time.