Turtle Beach Recalls Gaming Headsets
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of the 2015 Ear Force XO FOUR Stealth Gaming Headsets from Turtle Beach, Valhalla, N.Y., due to a possible exposure to mold.
Consumers found mold spores, which pose a possible risk of respiratory and other infections in individuals with chronic health problems, in the gaming headset, according to the CPSC.
Turtle Beach sold approximately 59,000 of the headsets, which are primarily used for Xbox One gaming consoles, at Best Buy, Game Stop, Target and Wal-Mart stores as well as online at Amazon.com from June 2015 to September 2015. The headsets are black with green trim. Recalled units have a 13-character alphanumeric serial number that includes "C16" through "C25," and do not have a green dot under the windscreen on the headset's attached microphone. The company received six reports of mold in the headsets, but no injuries have been reported.
The CPSC recommends that consumers immediately place the headset into a plastic bag with the original box and any other components, close the bag by tying or taping it, and contact Turtle Beach for instructions on returning the product for a free replacement.
For more information, visit www.cpsc.gov.