On October 27, 2022, there was a recall for the Tesla Cyberquad for Kids by Radio Flyer – specifically, model number 914. According to the recall, number 23-025, the product does not comply with federal mandatory safety standard requirements for youth ATV. These requirements include maximum tire pressure and mechanical suspension. In addition, the product lacks a CPSC- approved ATV action plan which is a requirement to be able to manufacture, import, sell, or distribute these vehicles. The recall affects approximately 5,000 products.
The recalled ATV has model number 914. It has a full steel frame with a cushioned seat, and it is equipped with adjustable suspension, rear disk braking, and LED light bars. The ATV is powered by a lithium-ion battery with about 15 miles of range. The ATV reaches a top speed of 10 mph.
The Cyberquad has the Tesla and Radio Flyer logos printed on the battery.
Although the ATVs were manufactured by Radio Flyer, the ATVs were available exclusively online at shop.tesla.com in December 2021 for a price of $1,900.
So far, Radio Flyer has received at least one report of an incident in which the ATV tipped over when driven by an 8-year-old child and an adult female, resulting in a shoulder injury in the adult; it is important to note that the ATV is designed to be used only with a single rider.
The company is urging consumers to stop using the recalled ATVs and contact them for a full refund – to obtain a refund, consumers must remove the product’s motor controller and send it to the company.
Were you injured in an incident involving the recalled product? If so, it is essential that you do not follow the recommendations made by the company. Of course, you should stop using the product; however, instead of contacting the company for a refund, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Based on the details surrounding the incident and the harm that you suffered, you could be eligible to file a product liability lawsuit.
Potential Injuries Resulting from the Defective Product
As mentioned above, there has been at least one incident that resulted in a shoulder injury. It is important to note that the incident involved a child and an adult riding the ATV together; the ATV ultimately tipped over, resulting in a shoulder injury to the adult. Considering that the ATV was recalled to due failure to meet safety standards, including a failure to include the ATV action plan which is supposed to contain information on safety requirements, rider training, age recommendations, etc. Because of the company’s failure to provide this essential safety information, there is a risk of many different types of incident that can be directly caused to misinformation. These incidents can lead to multiple injuries, some of which can include the following:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Hip injuries
- Knee injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Muscle injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Road burn
Although these injuries might seem to be only minor, all the injuries listed above can potentially be devastating. If you or a loved one suffered any of these injuries, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Based on the details surrounding the incident and the resulting harm, you could have the right to file a lawsuit and potentially recover compensation.
What to do if You are Injured
If you or a loved one suffered injuries involving the recalled Tesla Cyberquad manufactured by Radio Flyer, you could definitely have grounds to file a lawsuit. You might have questions about what you should do or what steps to take to prepare to file your injury claim. Consider some of the recommendations listed below:
- Take photos of all injuries
- Take photos of the defective product and of the scene of the accident
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible
- Contact the company to report the incident. Do not agree to a refund, a replacement, a repair, a return, etc.
- Speak to any witnesses present and collect their contact information for later reference
- Gather any video footage that captured the incident
- Gather all relevant medical records
- Gather all records of lost wages, if applicable
- Seek legal assistance as soon as possible
If you are unsure of what you should do next, simple seek legal assistance with one of the experts here at our law firm. Our experts are ready to guide you every step of the way and help you recover the compensation that you are owed.
Is There a Class Action Lawsuit?
With product liability claims, class action claims and mass torts are very common. This is because when a product is defective, many consumers can be harmed similarly. Consumers can come together to file a lawsuit against the product manufacturer. Can I file a class action lawsuit? Yes, you could potentially file a class action lawsuit. How can I join or be a part of a class action lawsuit on this case? All you need to do is reach out to an experienced recall lawyer or class action lawyer who can guide you through the process. Here at our law firm, our experts in class action lawsuits are ready to guide you every step of the way and help you recover the settlement that you are owed.
Contact Us Today
Are you interested in learning more about your right to sue for the harm that you or a loved one suffered due to the recalled Tesla Cyberquad ATV? If so, contact the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible. Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our product liability lawyers are ready to guide you every step of the way – ensuring that you are fairly compensated for the harm suffered. Your potential recovery could include compensation for medical costs, lost pay, pain and suffering, and legal fees, for example. For more information about the payout that you could potentially recover, including the average settlement for these types of cases and the time that you could expect to wait for a settlement, do not hesitate to contact us immediately. We offer free case evaluations, including free initial consultations and free second opinions. During these legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all of your concerns. We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee; therefore, our clients will never be required to pay upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. In addition, we work on contingency, so our clients will actually not be required to pay anything until after winning their claims. Do not hesitate – contact us today.