The company that makes the toy Tesla Cyberquad for Kids has recalled the ATV, citing safety concerns.
The ATV, made by Radio Flyer, is a miniature replica of the Tesla Cyberquad, a concept vehicle presented in 2019 at the unveiling of the Cybertruck.
#Recall: @RadioFlyer Recalls About 5,000 Cyberquad for Kids, Due to Violations of Federal Safety Standard for All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Risk of Injury; Sold Exclusively Online by @Tesla. pic.twitter.com/CPRRH0Ztqu— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) October 27, 2022
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday that Radio Flyer has recalled the Cyberquad for Kids due to violations of federal safety standards that apply to all-terrain vehicles.
The lithium-ion battery-powered ATV, which only has a top speed of 10 mph, fails to comply with the federal mandatory safety standard requirements for youth ATVs, the CPSC said.
It also said that the Cyberquad lacks a CPSC-approved ATV action plan. The CPSC plans contain numerous safety requirements, including rider training and other safety measures.
There has been at least one incident of injury has been reported when the ATV tipped over, injuring a 36-year-old who was riding with an 8-year-old, according to the CPSC.
Consumers who bought the ATV, which was exclusively sold online through Tesla.com, should stop using the Cyberquad for Kids immediately and contact Radio Flyer for instructions on how to get 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.
Information on how to dispose of the rest of the Cyberquad is available on the recall website, under the FAQs. Consumers who return the motor controller and incur costs of disposing of the remainder of the Cyberquad can receive up to $50 to cover costs associated with disposal.
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