Weatherbeeta USA Inc. recalls Collegiate Riding Saddles

Starting date:
March 19, 2019
Posting date:
March 19, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-69332

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Weatherbeeta USA Inc.

Affected products

Collegiate Riding Saddles

Product description

This recall includes 16 models of Collegiate riding saddles sold between August 2016 and December 2018. All of the saddles are branded Collegiate and have a Collegiate nail head in the head of the saddle and Collegiate brand printed on the stirrup keeper. Saddles are measured from the nail head to the center of the cantle: Saddles are measured in ½'' increments from 16'' to 18''.

The following models of Collegiate riding saddles are being recalled:
Model Material /Color Measurements
Bicton All Purpose saddle Synthetic – Black 16.5", 17", 17.5"
Burghley Dressage saddle Synthetic – Black 16", 16.5", 17", 17.5", 18"
Chatsworth All Purpose saddle Synthetic – Black 16", 16.5", 17", 17.5", 18"
Chatsworth Dressage saddle Synthetic – Black 16", 16.5", 17", 17.5", 18"
Degree Mono Event saddle Full Grain European leather – in Black or Brown 16", 16.5", 17", 17.5", 18"
Esteem Dressage saddle Full Grain European leather –  Black 16", 16.5", 17", 17.5", 18"
Graduate Close contact saddle Full Grain European leather – in Black or Brown 16.5", 17", 17.5"
Hartpury Dressage saddle Synthetic – Black 16.5", 17", 17.5", 18"
Honour Close contact saddle Full Grain European leather – Black or Brown 16.5", 17", 17.5"
Houghton All Purpose saddle Synthetic – Black 16", 16.5", 17", 17.5", 18"
Integrity Mono Dressage saddle Full Grain European leather – Black 16.5", 17", 17.5", 18"
Intellect Dressage saddle Full Grain European leather – Black 16.5", 17", 17.5"
Lectern Dressage saddle Full Grain European leather – Black 16.5", 17", 17.5", 18"
Scholar All Purpose saddle with round cantle Full Grain European leather – Black or Brown 16", 16.5", 17", 17.5", 18"
Triumph Jump saddle Full Grain European leather – Black or Brown 16", 16.5", 17", 17.5", 18"
Warwick Close contact saddle Synthetic – Black 16.5", 17", 17.5"

Hazard identified

The affected riding saddles were manufactured with screws that were too short, which may cause the girth of the saddle to detach from the tree of the saddle, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

As of March 1, 2019, the company has received no reports of injury in Canada or the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 70 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 1600 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from August 2016 and December 2018 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in India.

Companies

Distributor
Weatherbeeta USA Inc.
Edison
New Jersey
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Collegiate riding saddles and contact Weatherbeeta USA Inc. for a free repair.

For more information, consumers may contact Weatherbeeta USA Inc. toll-free at 1-877-927-4337 from Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm EST for live assistance, by email  or online  by clicking  on "Contact Us" for more information. Consumers may also obtain additional recall information by visiting the Weatherbeeta USA Inc. website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.