Protege Recall


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Fast Track Recall with Health Canada

Release Date: February 9, 2023
Release Number: 23-116

English Riding Supply Recalls Ovation Protege Equestrian Helmets Due to Impact Injury Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Equestrian helmets

Hazard: 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.

Remedy: Replace, Refund
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Ovation Protégé helmets 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 refund. The replacement helmet or refund will be provided upon return of the recalled helmet OR proof of destruction of the recalled helmet. (Consumers are not required to return the physical helmet to English Riding Supply.) To destroy recalled helmets, consumers should cut off the harness straps. Consumers should email a photo of the cut harness and a photo of the interior manufacturing label, clearly showing the manufacturing date and serial number, to The manufacturing label is located on the interior foam liner underneath the comfort liner, so consumers will need to remove the comfort liner to access the manufacturing label. Consumers can watch a video showing the destruction process at or

Consumer Contact:
English Riding Supply toll-free at 866-569-1600 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by e-mail at or online at or for more information.

Recall Summary

Units: About 49,300 (In addition, about 5,270 were sold in Canada)

This recall involves Ovation Protégé model equestrian helmets manufactured from December 2020 through December 2022 and sold in multiple colors 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 name and date of manufacture, is located inside the helmets. “OV” is printed on the front of the helmets.

Sold At: Tack shops and English equestrian specialty stores nationwide and online at and from January 2021 through December 2022 for between $58 and $66.

Importer: English Riding Supply LLC, of Scranton, Pennsylvania (12/31/2021-Present) ERS Equestrian Inc., f/k/a English Riding Suppl Inc., of Scranton, Pennsylvania (Prior to 12/31/2021)

Distributor: N/A

Manufacturer: N/A

Manufactured in: Taiwan

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Recalled Ovation Protégé equestrian helmet in metallic finish


SEI certification label inside the helmets


Destruction process

Fast Track Recall

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