Safety Notice Concerning “Exxential(formerly Uvision)”, “Uvision Elegance” or “Supersonic Elegance” Equestrian Helmets


riding helmet

August 2013

The Health and Safety Authority wishes to advise that the German manufacturer Uvex has placed the following safety notice on their website:

In May 2013 the Swedish consumer agency “Konsumentverket” tested 11 riding helmets from various manufacturers and 10 helmets received complaints. One of these helmets is a uvex helmet – the model exxential (formerly uvision). Due to this test result we then subjected helmets from all our series to extensive in-house testing and determined that some helmets do not conform to standards related to penetration resistance and/or shock absorption. In the case of an accident this may result in injuries.

Even though not all helmets are affected, we take our principle of “protecting people” very seriously. If you own a riding helmet of the model exxential (formerly uvision), uvision elegance or supersonic elegance, please immediately cease using it as you will not be able to determine yourself whether your helmet is affected.

Please return the helmet to the dealer where you purchased it. We will retrofit your helmet or provide a replacement helmet that is at least equivalent. As a German manufacturer of quality products we would like to offer our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Please do not hesitate to contact uvex at Tel.: +49 911 9774-0 if you have any questions. We thank you for your much-appreciated cooperation and hope that you will continue to place trust in our products “made in Germany”.