4 June 2015

Apple recalling Beats speakers, giving refunds

Apple yesterday announced a voluntary recall of Beats Pill XL speakers, including a refund for customers. Apple has determined that, in rare cases, the battery in the Beats Pill XL may overheat and pose a fire safety risk, the company said.

The recall does not affect any other Beats or Apple products, and only applies to the Beats speaker pictured below.

"Because customer safety is the company’s top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using their Beats Pill XL speakers," Apple said in a statement on its website.

Beats Pill XL speaker owners should visit www.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall for details about how to return their product to Apple, and how to receive an Apple Store credit or electronic payment of US$325, or equivalent in local currency. The recall is only done through the Web, and owners can choose their country through a drop-down menu on the left of the screen.

The Beats Pill XL was introduced by Beats by Dre in November 2013. Apple acquired Beats in 2014. The Beats Pill XL can be identified by the Beats “b” logo on the speaker grille and the words “beats pill XL” on the handle.

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