TELSLA CYBERQUAD RECALLED
Is a Tesla quad in your backyard?
Editors note: Last year at this time, the electric car manufacturer Tesla announced it would start selling a youth ATV on its website just in time Christmas. While the details in the report back then were sketchy coming out of Tesla about who actually made the product, what were learned last week was even more intriguing. It turns out that the Tesla Cyberquad was imported from China by Radio Flyer and did not meet federal ATV safety standards and has now been recalled. However only one injury was reported and that was due to improper use (riding double and over weight).
In a statement from the Consumer Products Safety Administration; The Cyberquad fails to comply with the federal mandatory safety standard requirements for youth ATVs, including mechanical suspension and maximum tire pressure. Additionally, the Cyberquad lacks a CPSC-approved ATV action plan, which is required to manufacture, import, sell, or distribute ATVs. ATV action plans contain numerous safety requirements, such as rider training, dissemination of safety information, age recommendations, and other safety measures. These ATV safety standards are in place to reduce crash and injury hazards, preventing serious injury or death.
Unfortunately, it must have been the Tesla name giving the incident too much attention from the wrong decision makers at the CPSC. Let’s hope Radio Flyer re launches the product after a few updates are made.
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.
The 2021 article is below.
This Cyberquad is a scaled down version of the quad we saw in the back of the yet to be released Cybertruck over a year ago. That quad was actually a Raptor 700 with the gas engine replace by an electric motor of some sort.
This $1900 Tesla quad looks like a rebodied, $1200 Razor Dirt Quad 500 aimed for a younger audience. Tesla says the Cyberquad is Powered by a lithium-ion battery with up to 15 miles of range and a configurable top speed of 10 mph.
We hope to see current Tesla owners buying these up for their kiddos in hopes of getting them into a little out door recreation. The Cyberquad for Kids is suitable for anyone 8-years old and up.
The maximum weight capacity is for Kids is 150 lbs.
The recommended minimum age is Kids is 8 years and up.
The quad has three speed settings. The speed settings can be limited to a maximum of 5 MPH for new riders if desired.
- Setting 1: 5 mph
- Setting 2: 10 mph
- Reverse: 5 mph only
The Cyberquad for Kids battery has an estimated range of 15+ miles. The battery range can vary by user’s weight, riding terrain and speed.
A completely discharged battery can take up to 5 hours to completely charge. For full charging instructions, download a copy of the Cyberquad for Kids assembly instructions.
How do I assemble my Cyberquad for Kids?
Download a copy of the Cyberquad for Kids assembly instructions.