- Tool maker DeWalt's Jobsite Pro Wireless Earphones, a set of wireless earbuds marketed to contractors and laborers, are being recalled due to fire and burn hazards, according to a recall notice from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- The recall is a result of a malfunction that can cause earbuds to overheat while charging or during use, leading to fire and burn hazards, according to the commission.
- The recall notice, filed on Dec. 1, affects over 300,000 units. The commission is urging users to return their products and contact E-filliate, the manufacturer of the headphones, to get a free replacement product.
E-filliate urges customers to return their earbuds, even if they appear to be working properly, saying that an approved replacement product will be provided regardless.
Not all users have been so lucky. The commission said in the recall notice that 61 people have reported overheating during charging or use. Additionally, five people reported fires, and four people reported minor burn injuries.
The earbuds have been on the market since July 2019 up until the present and retail for $60. They were also sold on-location at Home Depot, Lowe's and other electronics and hardware stores.
DeWalt has not yet commented on the situation on its website. Additionally, The Verge reported that E-filliate didn't return a request for comment on whether the replacement earbuds would be made with fixes.