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Apple recalls Beats Pill XL because it’s a fire hazard

If at some point you’ve bought a Beats Pill XL speaker, you might want to send it back to Apple (which now owns Beats as you may know). That’s because the company known more for its iPhones and Macs has had to issue a voluntary recall of all Beats Pill XL units ever sold across the US and Canada.

The reason for that has to do with the fact that the speaker’s battery can overheat, thus posing a fire hazard. All color versions of the wireless speaker are affected, as you’d imagine (the internals are obviously the same).

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, you should “immediately” stop using the Pill XL and contact Apple to be able to send it back. You will receive $325, either in the form of Apple Store credit, or as an electronic payment. The company will even first send you a box which you can use to send the speaker back to it.

Apple has apparently received eight reports of the speakers overheating, including one instance that caused a burn to a customer’s finger, and another one that resulted in a damaged desk. Apple has sold around 222,000 Beats Pill XL units in the US, and 11,000 in Canada.



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