Riding bits recalled
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall on Happy Mouth Wire Mouth Bits, sold by English Riding SupplyPosted — Updated
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Happy Mouth Wire Mouth Bits
Units: About 3,400
Importer: English Riding Supply Inc., of Scranton, Pa.
Manufacturer: Soyo International Corp, of Kobe, Japan
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of wire bits that have broken and resulted in reports of injuries including broken and fractured bones, bruises and back pain from falls.
Description: This recall involves eight models of Happy Mouth wire mouth bits used with a bridle in horseback riding. The bits involved in this recall have steel braided wire running through the plastic mouthpiece and most with a metal ring on each end. Model numbers included in the recall are 462172SS, 462177SS, 462181SS, 462184SS, 464123SS, 466898SS, 466904SS and 467248SS. Model numbers can be found on a label attached to the product. “Happy Mouth” is engraved on the plastic mouthpiece.
Sold at: Equestrian riding stores, tack shops, saddlery dealers nationwide, through mail order and by online equestrian retailers from July 2003 through April 2012 for between $30 and $51.
Manufactured in: Korea
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these bits and return them to the retailer where purchased or return the bits directly to English Riding Supply for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact English Riding Supply toll-free at (866) 569-1600 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.englishridingsupply.com. Consumers can also email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org.