Beats Pill XL speakers are being recalled by Apple® because the battery may overheat and pose a fire and burn hazard.
Apple Inc. announced today that the company is recalling all Beats Pill XL portable, wireless speakers after receiving eight reports of incidents in which the speakers overheated, including one with a burn to a consumer’s finger and one with damage to a consumer’s desk.
Beats Pill XL speakers were sold between January 2014 and June 2015 at Apple Stores, other major retail stores nationwide, and online at both Apple.com and Beatsbydre.com for about $300.
Consumers can identify the recalled Beats Pill XL speaker by its capsule-shaped plastic exterior. It is about 4 inches tall by 13 inches wide by 4 inches deep with a plastic mesh grille, which has the small “b” Beats logo on the front. The product has a built-in carrying handle with the words “beats pill XL” on it. These speakers were manufactured in five colors black, white, pink, metallic sky and titanium.
“Because customer safety is the company’s top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using their Beats Pill XL speakers,” the company said in a release. “Customers who purchased a Beats Pill XL speaker should visit www.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall for details about how to return their product to Apple, and how to receive an Apple Store® credit or electronic payment of $325.”
Consumers may also contact Apple Support toll-free at (800) 275-2273. Apple will provide a postage paid box for consumers to send their Pill XL speaker to Apple.
The recall affects about 222,000 Beats Pill XL speakers in the United States and another 11,000 in Canada. The recall does not affect any other Beats or Apple products.
Beats by Dre introduced the Beats Pill XL in November 2013. Apple acquired Beats in 2014.