Turtle Beach Recalls Ear Force XO FOUR Stealth Gaming Headset Over Mold Risk

Audio peripheral maker Turtle Beach has issued one of the oddest product recalls we can remember seeing in quite some time. The company said it recently discovered mold spores, of all things, on its Ear Force XO FOUR Stealth gaming headsets manufactured between April and June 2015. If you have chronic health problems, Turtle Beach says the mold poses a risk of respiratory or other infections.

"Here at Turtle Beach, our customers´ safety and satisfaction with our products is of the utmost importance to us, so we are voluntarily recalling certain Ear Force XO FOUR Stealth headsets in an effort to prevent any potential adverse effects," Turtle Beach said.

Turtle Beach Ear Force XO Stealth

Not to be confused with the non-Stealth model, Turtle Beach says the recall only affects the Ear Force XO Four Stealth with production date codes C16 through C25 as part of the serial number (you can find it printed on the inside of the headband). All recalled units will have those production codes, but not a green dot under the windscreen of the microphone.

If you own an affected model, Turtle Beach says to stop using it immediately, place it in a bag with the audio accessory and retail box, and tape or otherwise seal it shut. Turtle Beach will send owners with recalled units a pre-paid return shipping label. Once received, the company will send out a free replacement.