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Audio-Technica recalls charging cases sold with wireless headphones

The portable charging cases can overheat, posing a fire hazard

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Audio-Technica U.S. of Stow, Ohio, is recalling about 7,450 charging cases sold with Audio-Technica Wireless Headphones, Model ATH-CK3TW.

The portable charging cases can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

The firm has received four reports of incidents of the charging cases overheating, all outside of U.S. resulting in damage to the charging cases and the surfaces on which charging occurred. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the charging cases sold with Audio-Technica Wireless Headphones, Model ATH-CK3TW.

The charging cases are made of plastic and were sold in black, blue, white and red colors. All colors of the charging cases will be replaced.

The model number is printed on the rear of the charging case.

The charging cases, manufactured in China, were sold at American Musical Supply, Inmotion Entertainment Group, Micro Electronics, Music and Arts Center stores and other retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com and audio-technica.com from December 2019, through February 2021, for between $100 and $120.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the charging cases and contact Audio-Technica for instructions on returning the charging cases for a free replacement charging case.

Audio-Technica will provide consumers with a prepaid return shipping label and will send consumers a replacement charging case upon receipt of the returned case.

Consumers may contact Audio-Technica at (800) 518-2520 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at recall@atus.com or online at https://www.audio-technica.com/en-us/ and click on “Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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