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Weatherbeeta USA recalls riding saddles due to falling hazard

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Posted at 10:01 AM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 13:03:53-04

WASHINGTON — A saddle manufacturer is recalling several of its products due to a falling hazard.

Weatherbeeta USA says the recalled saddles were made with screws that are too short, which can cause the girth to detach from the tree, leading the rider to fall off.

The recall affects about 1,600 saddles sold in the US and another 70 in Canada spread across 16 models of Collegiate riding saddle, according to information posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The impacted models are:
- Bicton all Purpose saddle
- Burghley Dressage saddle
- Chatsworth All Purpose saddle
- Chatsworth Dressage saddle
- Degree Mono Event saddle
- Esteem Dressage saddle
- Graduate Close contact saddle
- Hartpury Dressage saddle
- Honour Close contact saddle
- Houghton All Purpose saddle
- Integrity Mono Dressage saddle
- Intellect Dressage saddle
- Lectern Dressage saddle
- Scholar All Purpose saddle with round cantle
- Triumph Jump saddle
- Warwick close contact saddle

The saddles sell for between $400 and $1,350 at stores such as Carousel Tack Shoppe, Rocking B Saddle Shop, and Strafford Saddlery, among others, and online.

Customers can contact the manufacturer toll-free at 877-927-4337 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at info@collegiatesaddlery.com or online at www.Collegiatesaddlery.com to learn more and receive a free repair.

Thus far, there are no known injuries associated with the recall, the safety commission said.