(RepublicanPress.org) – When people think of earphones, varied images come to mind. However, it’s highly doubtful that many people imagine flashing red strobe lights or signs warning of imminent fire hazards. But, depending on what brand of earbuds a person purchased, sadly, that might be a good idea.
On December 1, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a product recall for a series of wireless earphones sold by DeWalt Industrial Tool Company. Home Depot, Lowe’s Companies, and online vendor CyberGuys sold roughly 301,000 units of the affected earphones.
#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
The earphones have wired earbuds attached to a black and white neckband, and were imported to the United States from China by E-filliate Mobile Accessory Solutions.
The CPSC notice stated that E-filliate received 61 reports of the units overheating. Five people reported that their earphones bursting into flame, while four others reported minor injuries. As a result, the CPSC advised people to stop using the earphones immediately and to contact E-filliate to receive a prepaid shipping label to return the unit and receive a replacement, free of charge.
If you think you or someone you know has a set of these earphones, you can go to the CPSC website for a complete listing of manufacturing codes. The manufacturer printed the codes on the left side of the unit’s neckband. The CPSC also says if you can’t find a manufacturing code, that means your unit is included in the recall.
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