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3M Recalls Peltor X4 Series Earmuffs Due to Risk of Overexposure to Loud Noise and Sound

  • Recalled 3M Peltor X Series X4A Over-the-Head Earmuffs
  • Recalled 3M Peltor X Series X4A-OR Over-the-Head Earmuffs
  • Recalled 3M Peltor X Series X4P5E Hard Hat Attached Earmuffs
  • Recalled 3M Peltor X Series X4P5E-OR Hard Hat Attached Earmuffs
  • Recalled 3M Peltor X Series X4P3E Hard Hat Attached Earmuffs
  • Recalled 3M Peltor X Series X4P Behind-the-Head Earmuffs
  • Recalled 3M Peltor X Series X4P51E Full Brim Hard Hat Attached Earmuffs
  • Manufacture Date Location
Name of Product:
3M™ Peltor™ X4 Series Earmuffs

The recalled noise-reducing earmuffs can develop cracks in the colored portion of the plastic cups, posing a risk of overexposure to loud noise and sound.

Recall Date:
April 25, 2024

About 40,000 (In addition, about 6,700 were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact

3M Technical Service Team at 800-243-4630 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT on Fridays, online at or and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves 3M’s Peltor X4 series earmuffs designed for noise reduction in industrial and occupational applications. The recalled earmuffs are black with green or orange accents and are over-the-head, behind-the-head, hard hat-attached, or full brim hard hat-attached. 3M PELTOR is stamped on the outside of the earcups. Only earmuffs manufactured from March 2020 through September 2022 are included in this recall. The date of manufacture in MM/YYYY format appears on the outside of the earmuff’s earcups.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled earmuffs and contact 3M to receive free replacement earmuffs, including free shipping. 


None reported

Sold At:
Industrial distributors nationwide and online at from May 2023 through June 2023 for between $16 and $26.
3M Company, of Saint Paul, Minnesota
Manufactured In:
Recall number:
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