Children’s noise cancelling ear muffs recalled due to risk of burn injuries

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBT) — A brand of children’s sound compression ear muffs has been recalled due to the risk of rupturing batteries and burn risks.

This recall involves four models of Hearing Lab Technology/Lucid Audio powered HearMuffs. The AAA alkaline batteries included in the recalled HearMuffs can rupture, posing hearing, projectile and/or burn injury. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has received 19 reports of rupturing batteries. No injuries have been reported yet.

About 31,150 were sold in the U.S. at Sam’s Club, Kroger and other stores nationwide and online from January 2018 through December 2021 for between $30 and $40. The recalled products 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.