Stübben Steeltec Horseback Riding Stirrups Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2007
Release #07-264

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 550-1110
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Stübben Steeltec Horseback Riding Stirrups Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today 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: Stübben Steeltec SEQ Stirrups

Units: About 500

Importer: Stübben North America, Inc., of Troy, Va.

Hazard: The stirrup's hinges can break, posing a fall hazard to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: Stübben has received two reports of the stirrups breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled stirrups are attached by straps to a saddle and are used by horseback riders to help them mount a horse or for support while riding. They are made of stainless steel and have a hinge on each side. "Stübben STEELtec" is printed on the stirrups. They were sold in three sizes: 4 ½", 4 ¾", and 5".

Sold at: Stübben authorized dealers nationwide from August 2006 through May 2007 for about $100 per pair.

Manufactured in: Pakistan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the stirrups immediately and return them to Stübben to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Stübben North America, Inc. at (800) 550-1110 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.stubbennorthamerica.com

Picture of Recalled Stirrups