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 - It just takes Rs 27,500 to build an iPhone 12 priced at Rs 79,900Also Read - Apple removes in-app purchase fee for online classes and events till June 2021
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 - Google Stadia cloud gaming service coming to iPhone, iPad soon
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.