Apple Recalling Beats Pill XL Speakers, It’s For Your Safety
Before you get caught in the fire, you better return those Beats Pill XL speakers, Apple has issued the product recall of this model due to complaints of overheated batteries over consumption and fire risk.
The product has been available for purchase since November 2013, the Beats Pill XL speakers are feared to cause fire due to over-heated batteries. Apple has recalled the product and asked the consumers to refund their $325 (£215) within three weeks of receiving them.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) U.S. Apple will be recalling nearly 11,00 Beats Pill XL speakers in Canada and 222,000 in the United States. The CPSC claims that eight reports have been received by the commission over the heating issue.
The product can be identified in two ways, one the ‘b’ logo on the grille of the speaker connoting Beats and the ‘beats pill XL’ embossed on the handle. According to the company the product has been sold in three different colors namely white, titanium, pink, metallic sky and black. The Beats Pill XL speakers had a rechargeable battery that can run up to 15 hours and weighs around 1.4 kilograms.
Beats was acquired by Apple last year in May for almost $3 billion, making it the company’s highest acquisition ever in hopes of giving the company a jumpstart in music streaming. The new service is rumored as Apple Music and it is expected to be introduced at the WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) next week.
The company will be charging $10 monthly subscription fee for the Beats/Apple music streaming app, for those who opt to use the free version will only be provided with a number of songs to listen to.