This is not a drill – please return these DeWalt wireless neck buttons for your safety

If you didn’t know that tool maker DeWalt made wireless headphones, don’t worry — neither did we until they caught fire. The Jobsite Pro Wireless Earphones of the DeWalt brand become recalled by manufacturer E-filiate for safety hazards of overheating. The company said the recall affects about 301,000 units, which were sold between December 2019 and July 2021 at stores including Home Depot and Lowes.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall on Dec. 1, and said there were 61 reports of headphones overheating, including five fires and four minor burns.

E-filiate says customers can contact the company for a free $60 replacement for its headsets, but didn’t mention what the replacements would be. E-filiate did not respond to a request for comment from The edge looking for details on whether the headphones would be re-manufactured with design corrections.

The Jobsite Pros themselves follow the neck button design, popularized in 2015 by LG’s Tone line and Samsung’s Level-U versions. DeWalt’s headset featured wingtips in the earbuds to secure it to the ear and has its signature shaggy black-and-yellow look.

DeWalt still has a product page up for the Jobsite Pros and has not yet officially responded on the situation. Reviews of customers mentioned issues with waterproofing, charging and other quality issues.

If you own the DeWalt Jobsite Pros, please use the contact below for information on how to get your replacements.

Consumer contact:
E-filiate toll-free at 888-979-4439 9am-5pm PT Monday through Friday, email at DW2091@efiliate.com or online at https://www.efiliate.com/notices/DXMA1902091 or at www.efiliate.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.