American Outdoor Brands Recalls Caldwell Earmuffs with Rechargeable Lithium-Battery Packs Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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Recalled Caldwell E-Max® Pro BT Earmuffs (SKU 1099596)

Recalled Caldwell E-Max® Pro BT Earmuffs (SKU 1099596)

Caldwell rechargeable lithium-battery pack (SKU 1108859)

Caldwell rechargeable lithium-battery pack (SKU 1108859)

Name of product:

Caldwell E-Max® Pro BT Earmuffs with rechargeable lithium battery packs

Hazard:

The soldering within the lithium-battery pack housing can allow the wiring to detach and cause the unit to overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Recall date:

July 21, 2021

Units:

About 13,740 (In addition, about 88 were sold in Canada)

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the Caldwell® rechargeable lithium-battery pack (SKU No. 1108859) that was included with black E-Max® Pro BT Earmuffs (SKU No. 1099596), which provide hearing protection while shooting firearms. The rechargeable lithium-battery pack is housed in one of the earmuffs. The battery pack is 3.7 V and has a gray exterior. It measures 1.25 inches x 1.5 inches. The name Caldwell is on the exterior of the battery pack. The earmuffs also can operate with three AAA alkaline batteries.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately remove the recalled lithium-battery pack from the earmuffs and contact American Outdoor Brands for disposal instructions in accordance with local laws and to receive free replacement alkaline batteries; including shipping.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported.

Sold At:

Midway USA, Bass Pro Shops and Davidsons stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from April 2021 through May 2021 for about $100 for the earmuffs.

Importer(s):

 American Outdoor Brands Inc., of Columbia, Mo.


This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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