Children’s hearmuffs recalled due to burn and injury hazards from rupturing alkaline batteries
Hearing Lab Technology/Lucid Audio is recalling about 31,150 children’s hearmuffs sound compression ear muffs due to burn and injury hazards.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the AAA alkaline batteries included in the recalled HearMuffs can rupture, posing hearing, projectile and or burn injury.
This recall involves four models of powered HearMuffs, sound protection active sound compression ear muffs designed for children, which use AAA alkaline batteries. Models included in the recall are LA-infant-AM-WH, LA-infant-ASM-WH, LA-infant-ASM-WHPlus, and LA-kids-AM-WH which is printed on the original packaging. The recalled HearMuffs were sold in multiple colors and have a multi-mode power button to switch from Off, Active or Soothe Mode. HearMuff is printed in blue lettering on the recalled ear muffs. Only powered HearMuffs which use two AAA Alkaline batteries are included in this recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled HearMuffs and contact Hearing Lab Technology/Lucid Audio to receive two new replacement AAA batteries free of charge.
The company has received 19 reports of rupturing batteries. No injuries have been reported.
The hearmuffs were sold at Sam’s Club, Kroger and other stores nationwide and online at www.samsclub.com and www.kroger.com from January 2018 through December 2021 for between $30 and $40.
Consumers can contact Hearing Lab Technology/Lucid Audio toll-free at 833-408-0479 Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT, or online at https://www.recallrtr.com/hearmuffs or at www.lucidaudio.com then click on “Recall” at the top of the page for more information.