Apple, the popular technology company headquartered in California, has opted to voluntarily recall about 222,000 Beats Pill XL wireless speakers in the U.S. The recall notice claims that the speaker’s battery may overheat while in use, leaving consumers vulnerable to a fire and burn hazard. Another 11,000 Beats Pill XL speakers are under recall in Canada.
The Beats Pill XL recall encompasses plastic, capsule-shaped speakers with a plastic mesh grille on the front and a built-in handle on the back. Measuring about four inches tall by 13 inches wide by four inches deep, the recalled speaker will have a small “b” Beats logo along the front grille and “beatspillXL” logo on the handle. The Beats Pill XL was made available in five different colors: black, pink, titanium, metallic sky and white.
Before the Beats Pill XL recall was announced, Apple received information regarding eight separate incidents of the speakers overheating. A consumer suffered a finger burn in one report, while another consumer reported burn damage to their desk due to the defective speaker.
From January 2014 through June 2015, the recalled Beats Pill XL speakers were sold for around $300 at Apple retail stores and major retail stores across the nation, as well as online at Apple.com and BeatsByDre.com. The Beats Pill XL speakers were manufactured in China.
In order to remedy the situation, Apple will be offering a $245 Apple Store credit or electronic payment to those affected by the Beats Pill XL recall. Apple will also provide a free postage paid box so that consumers may mail the Pill XL speaker directly to the company.
For more information on the Beats Pill XL recall, contact Apple Inc. online at www.apple.com, www.beatsbydre.com, or www.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall, or by phone by contacting Apple Support toll-free at 800-275-2273 any time.