Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Speakers Due to Fire Safety Risk

Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Speakers Due to Fire Safety Risk

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Apple has issued a voluntary recall for the Beats Pill XL speakers due to a fire safety risk. Apple has determined that in rare cases, the battery in the Beats Pill XP may overheat and post a fire safety risk.

Apple is asking all customers to stop using their Beats Pill XL speakers and will issue a $325 refund. The recall does not affect any other other Beats speakers, including the smaller Beats Pill. The Beats Pill XL originally was introduced by Beats in November 2013, but Apple acquired the company in June 2014.

Customer safety is always a top priority at both Apple and Beats, and we have voluntarily decided to recall this product. If you have a Beats Pill XL Speaker, please stop using it and follow the process below to send it to Apple. In exchange, we will provide you with an Apple Store credit or electronic payment in the amount of $325 USD or approximate equivalent in local currency.

The return process is fairly simple and includes filling out a webform, receiving a box with prepaid postage, and returning the Beats Pill XL for $325 credit.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission notes that about 222,000 units were sold in the in the US and 11,000 in Canada. There have been a total of eight reported incidents of the speakers overheating, including one with a burn to a customers finger and damage to a desk.

The Beats Pill XL retails for $299 and come sin five different colors including black, white, pink, metallic sky and titanium.
Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Speakers Due to Fire Safety Risk
Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Speakers Due to Fire Safety Risk
yas9in - June 4, 2015 at 2:07pm
http://www.iclarified.com/41114/apple-officially-announces-its-acquiring-beats-music-and-beats-electronics has anyone noticed how the apple execs are all covering their watches in this picture? this was before the apple watch was announced.
Gwyneth - June 3, 2015 at 4:33pm
Really, and the swollen batteries in the iPhones are not a fire risk?
Nat - June 3, 2015 at 4:50pm
Blame third party lightning ports. They cause the batteries to act up like that!
Tardo - June 3, 2015 at 9:23pm
You know that battery swelling is a safety feature to prevent battery acid from leaking right?
Nat - June 3, 2015 at 4:14pm
The acquisition could have been sooner.
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