Apple has announced it is recalling Beats Pill XL wireless speakers because of danger batteries might get so hot they ignite in flames. “Apple has determined that, in rare cases, the battery in Beats Pill XL may overheat and pose a fire safety risk,” the company said in a release. Also Read - Why EU’s common charging port proposal for all phones is bad news for AppleAlso Read - iPhone 13 series now up for sale in India: Check prices, offers and more
Apple received eight reports of the Beats Pill XL speakers overheating, one incident involved someone’s finger getting burned and another involved damage to a desk, according to a recall advisory posted by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Also Read - iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max delivery date details: Bad news for iPhone buyers
Apple asked people to stop using Beats Pill XL speakers and promised refunds of $325 (Rs 20,600 approximately) each. The commission estimates around 222,000 speakers have been sold in the United States and another 11,000 in Canada. No other Beats or Apple products are affected by the recall, the Silicon Valley-based company said.
Beats by Dre introduced Beats Pill XL portable speakers in late 2013, about seven months before the company was bought by Apple in a deal valued at $3 billion.