Ovation Protégé Equestrian Helmets recalled due to Impact Injury Hazard
Immediately stop using the recalled Ovation Protégé equestrian helmets and contact the retailer for a replacement.
This recall involves Ovation Protégé equestrian helmet models 467716, 469566, and 469766 manufactured between December 2020 and December 2022. The helmets are sold in multiple colours and finishes.
The Ovation Protégé is an equestrian helmet that is certified by the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) to the ASTM F1163-15 standard. An SEI certification label, which includes the model’s name and date of manufacture, is located inside the helmets. “OV” is printed on the front of the helmets.
Only Ovation Protégé equestrian helmets with these model numbers and date range are included in this recall.
The recalled helmets fail to meet the impact requirements of the ASTM F1163-15 standard for this type of helmet, posing an impact injury hazard to riders who fall.
As of January 24, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada or the United States.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the retailer they were purchased from or to any Ovation authorized dealer for a free replacement Ovation Deluxe Schooler helmet or contact English Riding Supply for a $60 (USD) refund.
For more information, consumers can contact English Riding Supply by telephone at 1-866-569-1600 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the company website: www.englishridingsupply.com/ProtegeRecall or www.ovationriding.com/ProtegeRecall.
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and English Riding Supply, LLC.
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.
The company reported that 5,270 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 49,300 were sold in the United States.
Time Period Sold
The affected products were sold from December 2020 to December 2022.
Place of Origin
Manufactured in Taiwan
English Riding Supply, LLC, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA (12/31/2021 to present)
ERS Equestrian Inc., f/k/a English Riding Supply, Inc., Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA (Prior to 12/31/2021)
Hopus Technology, Inc.
Tainan City, Taiwan