Apple Beats Pill XL Speakers Recalled for Overheating Problems
CUPERTINO, Calif., June 3 (UPI) — Beats Pill XL speakers, an Apple Inc. product, are being recalled due to a potential overheating problem, with refunds to customers.
The audio speakers have been a part of the Apple brand since 2014, when it bought the product’s original retailer, Beats by Dre. The recall affects 222,000 speakers sold in the United States, and 11,000 in Canada. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said eight complaints regarding overheating had been received by Apple, including a customer who complained of a burned finger and another who referred to a burned desk.
Apple cited rare cases in which a battery in the speaker could overheat, posing the risk of fire.
A refund of $325 is available to each customer, on a product which retails for $299 on Apple’s website. The company requested any Beats Pill XL owner to stop using the product, and referred the customer to the Apple Beats pill XL speaker recall program page on its website for a form to be submitted for the refund. An electronic refund, or Apple store credit, will be available.