In a move that’s going to upset the likes of Tim Cook, Dr. Dre and even Mike Will Made It, Apple issued a recall for the Beats Pill XL.
Apple has identified a possible fire safety risk of the popular Bluetooth speakers get to hot. In a statement on their website Apple said:
“Apple has determined that, in rare cases, the battery in the Beats Pill XL Speaker may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. This product has been sold worldwide since January 2014 by Beats, Apple, and other retailers.
Customer safety is always a top priority at both Apple and Beats, and we have voluntarily decided to recall this product. If you have a Beats Pill XL Speaker, please stop using it and follow the process below to send it to Apple. In exchange, we will provide you with an Apple Store credit or electronic payment in the amount of $325 USD or approximate equivalent in local currency.
This program only applies to the Beats Pill XL speaker which is shown below. The Beats Pill XL Speaker comes in 5 colors: black, white, pink, metallic sky and titanium which are also shown on this web page.”
If you own a Beats Pill XL you can go here to Apple’s official website for instructions on how to return the unit to Apple. After completing those instructions, you should see a refund via electronic payment or Apple store credit within three months. Apple is being very proactive about this issue and there have been no reported incidents of injury around the Beats Pill XL units.