The Weatherbeeta issued a voluntary recall on October 30 for several Collegiate saddles that were manufactured from March 2019 to July 2023. The following models have been recalled: Collegiate Graduate Close Contact Black, Honour Close Contact Brown, Honour Close Contact Black, Integrity Mono Dressage Black, Lectern Dressage Black and Warwick Close Contact Black. In addition, all Lectern models, regardless of manufacturing date, are part of the recall.
According to Weatherbeeta and the Collegiate team: There have been several instances where the top rivet securing the stirrup bar to the tree has broken. This could lead to a rider losing the use of a stirrup with a potential risk of a fall and possible injury. We have notified the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) regarding this issue and registered the recall. We are actively participating in their Fast-Track Voluntary Recall program.”
More information about the voluntary recall and how to trade in your saddle, should you have an affected saddle, can be found here: weatherbeeta.com/collegiate-recall
Weatherbetta also issued the following statement, “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. The safety of our customers is our top priority. While unfortunately necessary, this voluntary recall is the best way to ensure that the Collegiate quality standards are upheld now and in the future. Please note, the rest of the Collegiate range, including saddles not included in the recall are entirely unaffected by this issue.”