Today, Apple announced it is recalling all Beats Pill XL speakers due to a potential fire risk the product has. A report from The Verge suggests that the company wants consumers to stop using the Bluetooth speaker immediately in order to avert risks.
The owner of the Beats speaker will be paid $325 either through Apple store credit or through electronic payment. The original cost of the speaker was $299 or a bit more. You don’t need to bring the speaker to the Apple Store; just feel out a form in the website and Apple will send you a box to return the product. Apple has promised to pay within 3 weeks later.
The Beats Pill XL Bluetooth speaker was announced much before Apple acquired the company for billions of dollars. The speaker was launched in 2013 but in recent time, it has turned into a problem for the company. So far, Apple has received eight complains of overheating, and one user suffered from burn injuries as a result.
In a press release, the company said, “Apple has determined that, in rare cases, the battery in the Beats Pill XL may overheat and pose a fire safety risk.”
None of the other products from Beats and Apple are recalled. There are around 222,000 units sold in United States. 11,000 were sold in Canada. The recall will be applicable for all of them.