June 3, 2015 — After receiving reports of burns and property damage, Apple has issued a recall for approximately 233,000 of their Beats Pill XL portable wireless speakers.
The problem is that the battery can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC):
“Apple has received 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.”
Apple posted a statement on their website, Apple voluntarily initiated the recall because consumer safety is a top priority.
The company has even offered to reimburse customers $325, more than the $300 retail price when the products were marketed between January 2014 and June 2015. Customers will need to contact Apple for information on how to return the product and get a refund.
The last time Apple issued a major recall for products with overheating issues was in 2006, according to the New York Times. Over a million batteries for the iBook and PowerBook were recalled due to a potential fire hazard. Smaller recalls for the same problem were issued in 2004 and 2005.
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