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Apple Beats Pill XL speakers recalled, dubbed “fire hazard”

by Todd Haselton | June 3, 2015June 3, 2015 9:40 am PDT

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Wednesday officially announced that Apple is recalling the Beats Pill XL speaker due to issues related to overheating that can cause the speakers to become a fire hazard.

“This recall involves all Beats Pill XL portable, wireless speakers,” the CPSC said, noting that the recall applies to all Beats Pill XL portable speakers. If you’re unsure if you have the XL model, the larger version measures 4 inches x 13 inches x 13 inches and has “beatspillXL” on the handle.

The recall follows eight overheating reports received by Apple. One consumer reported damage to his or her desk as a result of the speaker overheating, while another received a burn on their finger.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Apple for a $325 Apple Store credit or electronic payment,” the CPSC said. “Apple will provide a postage paid box for consumers to send their Pill XL speaker to Apple.”

The CPSC suspects about 222,000 units are in the U.S. while another 11,000 are in Canada. The speakers were sold between January 2014 up until this month. Hit the source for the full CPSC report.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...