If you have been using Dewalt’s Jobsite Pro Wireless earphones (model DXMA1902091) you’ll want to stop immediately.
I’ve never bought an audio product from Dewalt before, but it turns out that a lot of people have. If you have been using the around-the-neck earphones from your favorite yellow-and-black tool brand, you’re going to want to stop immediately. Most importantly you’ll want to not plug them in and stop charging them.
The Dewalt earphones have been recalled because they pose a serious and immediate burn and fire risk. It’s about 301,800 pairs were affected and are being recalled. We also know that at least 61 reports have been filed. These reports include 5 cases of fire and 4 minor burns to a user.
If you have a pair of these earphones you can do go here to get instructions on how to send them back to Dewalt for a replacement. Alternatively you can call up 1-888-979-4439 to file your request.
The hot point at the lower area (the yellow) near where the wire joins the body of the neckband. All units with these following models are affected (regardless of it they seem to be overheating or not):
D4 1910, D4 1912, D4 2003, D4 2004, D4 2006, D4 2009, D4 2011, D4 2012, D4 2101, D4 2103, and D4 2104
If there is no code available then the unit is included in the recall.
These headphones are still being sold at Home Depot and other retailers so presumably there are newer varieties where the overheating has been corrected, but you’ll want to check the unit number regardless.