Date: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, 07:19
Category: Accessory, Hardware, News
This isn’t the most auspicious beginning to Apple’s partnership with Beats.
Also, if you bought a Beats Pill XL speaker at an Apple store, there’s a chance it could catch fire.
Apple has issued a rare recall notice on the Beats Pill XL portable Bluetooth speaker sold in Apple Stores and various other retailers. The voluntary recall cites a situation in which the battery can overheat and become a fire hazard. Apple purchased Beats Electronics and Beats Music for some US$3 billion in 2014. The current Beats Pill XL hardware has remained the same since Apple purchased the speaker company.
The press release of the recall goes as follows:
To facilitate the voluntary recall, Apple has created a recall program for Beats Pill XL customers to return the Bluetooth speaker to Apple and receive a $325 Apple Store credit or payment. Apple has obviously pulled its supply of $299 Beats Pill XL speakers from its online store with inventory saying unavailable. The smaller $199 and under Beats Pill 2.0 Bluetooth speaker is not included in the recall.
About 220,000 Beats Pill XL speaker units have been sold in the U.S. while about 11,000 have been sold in Canada. The recall follows “eight reports of incidents of the speakers overheating, including one with a burn to a consumer’s finger and one with damage to a consumer’s desk.”
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.