The Tesla Cyberquad children’s electric ATV hit the U.S. market in 2021 and is a scaled-down copy of the adult model of the same name, production of which has yet to start. Children’s Cyberquad is designed for children from the age of eight, and it sells for a price starting at $1,900. Recently it was reported that a 36-year-old woman tried to ride a children’s quad bike and got a bruise. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission was interested in the case and demanded that Tesla recall the product.
The Cyberquad is equipped with an electric motor and is able to accelerate up to 16 kilometers per hour. According to the technical data, the ATV covers 24 kilometers on one battery charge, but in practice, the distance depends on the weight of the driver, terrain, and driving speed. It takes five hours to recharge the battery. Tesla is positioning this product as a children’s product, but adults are apparently interested in it, too.
Among them was a 36-year-old woman who decided to ride the Cyberquad with her eight-year-old child. She mishandled the child’s ATV and sustained a minor shoulder injury – one bruise. However, it was enough for the Consumer Product Safety Commission to investigate the incident. The agency considered that Cyberquad is not designed for children, but for young people, and therefore should meet more stringent safety requirements.
The suspension and tire pressure, as well as the lack of an approved CPSC certificate required for the sale of this type of goods, caused criticism. Until Tesla corrects these violations, Cyberquad owners were asked to refrain from operating ATVs.
And that’s not Tesla’s only problem. At the same time, the company announced a recall of 24 thousand of Model 3 due to the safety belts, which may not work properly due to improper mounting. However, so far the automaker has no information about accidents caused by this defect.
Source: Automotive News