Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Speakers Over Fire Fear

Apple has announced a rare recall, warning today that its Beats Pill XL speakers pose a fire risk and urging customers to stop using them.

“Apple has determined that, in rare cases, the battery in the Beats Pill XL may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. The recall does not affect any other Beats or Apple products,” a brief statement read. The company has promised a refund, either in store credit or $325 bank transfer.
The speakers were released by Beats by Dre in November 2013, ahead of the Apple acquisition in 2014.
Apple was not available to comment at the time of publication on whether customers had actually complained about the issue, or when the issue was discovered.
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Apple received eight reports of incidents of the speakers overheating, including one with a burn to a consumer’s finger and one with damage to a user’s desk. It noted the recall affects at least 222,000 in the US and about 11,000 in Canada.

Source: Forbes