Gaming headsets recalled for mold risk

(Credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

WASHINGTON (WHTM) – Turtle Beach is recalling gaming headsets because of mold spores that pose a risk of respiratory and other infections in people with chronic health problems.

The Ear Force XO Four Stealth gaming headsets were sold at Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart and online at Amazon.com from June 2015 to September 2015 for about $100, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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

The headsets were marketed for use with Xbox One gaming systems. Recalled units have a 13-character alphanumeric serial number that includes C16 through C25 and do not have a green dot under the windscreen. The serial number is printed on the inside of the headband and on the bottom flap of the box.

Consumers should place the recalled headsets 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 get a free replacement.

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