Radio Flyer Recalls Cyberquad for Kids, Citing 1 Incident of ‘Bruised Shoulder’
Back in December 2021, Tesla launched sales of its Cyberquad for Kids, manufactured by Radio Flyer, selling the all-electric kids ATV for $1,900 USD.
On Thursday, a recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), citing one instance of a bruised shoulder from an adult and child operating the Cyberquad for Kids ATV.
“Radio Flyer has 105 years of history in producing safe, quality products that families can trust,” said the toymaker. “We take the safety of children very seriously. Radio Flyer has worked closely with the CPSC to issue the voluntary recall of the Cyberquad for Kids (Model #914).”
According to the CPSC, “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.”
Consumers are being told to stop using the Cyberquad immediately 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.”
Tesla’s website removed the Cyberquad for Kids listing on Thursday, according to our product tracker:
Radio Flyer says it is contacting all consumers directly, while its website provides instructions on how to disable the Cyberquad for Kids.
As for injuries with Cyberquad for Kids? “Radio Flyer has received one report of an incident where 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,” said the company.
As for what role Tesla had in the Cyberquad for Kids design? “Tesla consulted with Radio Flyer on the overall appearance of the product,” said the toymaker. Tesla is supporting the recall.
Radio Flyer said those purchased on eBay (some were listed for as high as $10,000 USD) also qualify for the recall. Once you return the motor you can still keep the Cyberquad’s main frame.