Wireless Earphone Users Report Fire and Burn Injuries, Prompting Recall of Over 300K Units
A specific brand of wireless earphones has been recalled due to safety concerns that can arise when the earphones overheat, product safety officials said this week.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an independent agency with the federal government based in Maryland, issued a press release announcing the recall on Wednesday. The recall covers more than 300,000 of the Jobsite Pro Wireless Earphones by DEWALT.
According to the CPSC’s release, the earphones can run the risk of overheating while they are either charging or in use. In some cases, the earphones can pose “burn and fire hazards” when they are overheated, the CPSC’s release said.
#Recall: About 300,000 E-filliate DEWALT Jobsite Pro Wireless Earphones can overheat while charging or in use, posing burn and fire hazards. Get replacement. CONTACT: 888-979-4439, [email protected], or https://t.co/WVp8e1Abnp. Full recall notice: https://t.co/1UX0kjm7pZ pic.twitter.com/cEHPeoSGDM
— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) December 1, 2021
E-Filliate, Inc., a consumer electronics company, initiated the recall after receiving 61 reports of the products overheating, according to CPSC. Among those were “five reports of fire and four reports of minor burn injuries,” the CPSC said.
E-Filliate said on its website that it launched the recall “to keep our customers safe and prevent injuries by removing the problem products.” The earphones covered by the recall were described as having “a black and yellow neckband with wired earbuds” and were sold in packaging that includes mention of the “DEWALT” brand and the specific product name.