Headsets recalled due to risk of mold exposure

Turtle Beach is recalling nearly 60,000 Ear Force XO FOUR Stealth gaming headsets. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says mold spores were found on the headsets, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in individuals with chronic health problems.

The headsets have been sold at Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart nationwide and online at Amazon.com from June 2015 to September 2015 for about $100.

They are multi-use but marketed for use with Xbox One gaming systems. The headsets are black with green trim and have soft ear-cups, an audio controller and a removable microphone. They are packaged with an audio adapter.

Ear Force XO FOUR Stealth gaming headset marketed for use with Xbox One systems (Photo: CPSC)
Ear Force XO FOUR Stealth gaming headset marketed for use with Xbox One systems (Photo: CPSC)

Recalled units have a 13-character alphanumeric serial number that includes C16 through C25 and do not have a green dot under the windscreen of the microphone. The serial number is printed on the inside of the headband of the headset and on the bottom flap of the box.

Turtle Beach has received six reports of mold on the headsets. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately place the recalled headset into a plastic bag with the original box and any components, tie or tape the bag closed, and contact Turtle Beach for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement gaming headset. Call Turtle Beach at 855-868-4832 or online at www.turtlebeach.com and click on the recall link on the homepage for more information.

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