The Tesla Cyberquad for Kids, a $1,900 mini road ATV inspired by the model to be delivered Cybertruckis once again available for purchase at Tesla Store after a previous model has been recalled in 2022 due to security concerns.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said at the time that the mini ATV “did not comply with the requirements of mandatory federal safety standards for youth ATVs, including mechanical suspension and maximum tire pressure.” . The CPSC also said the vehicle did not have an approved ATV action plan, which typically includes safety requirements such as driver training, dissemination of safety information, recommendations for age and other measures designed to reduce the risk of accident, injury and death.
Radio Flyer, the iconic American toy company that produces the new 915 Cyberquad model for children, claims that the latest version of this battery-powered toy meets all CPSC requirements and ASTM F963 toy safety standards.
The 915 model replaced the rear spring with a steel tube with rubber-coated metal inserts that attach the rear frame to the main frame, according to Radio Flyer. The company also updated the age rating to 9 to 12 years (from 8 to 12 years) and added a revised warning label on the left front fender that clearly states that the Cyberquad is not intended for off-road use and is not a youth ATV. Radio Flyer also added a tire inflation warning label to the left front fender.
Like its larger inspirational truck, the Cyberquad features a sturdy steel frame and high-pressure rubber pneumatic tires. But that’s probably where the similarities end. The child’s version of the Cyberquad (there will apparently be an adult version as well) is equipped with a 500-watt motor with a top speed of 10 miles per hour. Radio Flyer’s battery provides about 15 miles of highway range on a full charge, which takes about five hours, according to the company.
Tesla announced for the first time that it was suitable for children Launch of the Cyberquad at the end of 2021. Radio Flyer also makes mini versions of Model S and Model Y vehicles for children. The Cyberquad sold out “within minutes” of its launch, says Radio Flyer. According to the CPSC’s tally, the previous version sold about 5,000 units in total. Customers received a full refund for the vehicles after their recall.
TechCrunch contacted Radio Flyer to determine how many units of the new Cyberquad have been sold since today’s announcement.
As for the real Cybertruck, Tesla has finally committed to a release date of November 30. During Tesla’s third-quarter earnings report, CEO Elon Musk warned investors that the Cybertruck will only be profitable in 2025.