(RightWing.org) – Have you bought a pair of DeWalt wireless earphones this year? If so, you could be at risk of a dangerous malfunction. The company has issued a recall for over 300,000 sets.
On December 1, 2021, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall for 301,800 pairs of DeWalt’s Jobsite Pro wireless earphones, warning users they have a safety fault that can cause overheating while the internal battery charges. In the worst case, the earphones can catch fire – and they might even do that while you’re wearing them.
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DeWalt is best known for power tools, but the company also markets a range of other products. The $60 Jobsite Pro Bluetooth earphones carry DeWalt branding, but they’re made for the company in China and imported through California distributor E-filliate. Now, E-filliate says it’s received over 60 reports of the headsets overheating; in at least five of these cases, the units caught fire, leaving four people with minor injuries.
The CPSC recall lists the affected lot numbers; anyone who owns headphones from one of these lots should contact E-filliate for a prepaid shipping label to return them and get a free replacement product.
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