The Tesla Cyberquad for Kids, a $1,900 mini on-road ATV inspired by the yet-to-be-delivered Cybertruck, is now available for purchase at Tesla store after a previous model was recalled in 2022 due to safety concerns.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said at the time that the mini ATV failed “to meet federal mandatory safety standard requirements for youth ATVs, including mechanical suspension and maximum tire pressure.” The CPSC also said that the vehicle lacks an approved ATV action plan, which usually includes safety requirements such as rider training, dissemination of safety information, age recommendations and other measures designed to reduce of crash, injury and death hazards.
Radio Flyer, the iconic American toy company that manufactures the new Model 915 Cyberquad for Kids, says the latest version of this battery-powered toy meets all CPSC and ASTM F963 requirements. Toy Safety Standards.
The Model 915 replaced the rear spring with a steel tube with rubber-coated metal inserts that secured the rear frame to the main frame, according to Radio Flyer. The company also updated the age rating to 9 to 12 years old (from 8 to 12 years old), and added a revised warning label on the front left fender tin -well that said the Cyberquad is not for off-road use and is not a youth ATV. Radio Flyer also added a tire inflation warning label to the front left fender.
Like its larger inspirational truck, the Cyberquad features a sturdy steel frame and high-pressure rubber pneumatic tires. But maybe that’s where the similarities end. The kid-version of the Cyberquad (there’s apparently an adult version, too), has a 500-watt motor with a top speed of 10 miles per hour. The Radio Flyer’s battery provides about 15 miles of road time on a full charge, which takes about five hours, according to the company.
Tesla first announced its kid-friendly Cyberquad launch at the end of 2021. Radio Flyer also makes mini versions of the Model S and Model Y cars for kids. The Cyberquad sold out “within minutes” of launch, says Radio Flyer. According to CPSC counts, the previous version sold about 5,000 units in total. Customers received full refunds on vehicles after they were recalled.
TechCrunch reached out to Radio Flyer to find out 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 won’t be profitable until 2025.