Apple has announced a voluntary recall of the Beats Pill XL speaker as it has found that, in rare cases, the battery in the Beats Pill XL may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. The recall does not affect any other Beats or Apple products.
Apple acquired Beats just over a year ago in a deal worth US$3 billion.
Apple is asking customers to stop using their Beats Pill XL speakers. Customers who purchased a Beats Pill XL speaker should visit www.apple.com/au/support/beats-pillxl-recal for details about how to return their product to Apple, and how to receive an Apple Store credit or electronic payment of $399.95 including GST.
The Beats Pill XL can be identified by the Beats ‘b’ logo on the speaker grille and the words ‘beats pill XL’ on the handle. The product is sold in five colours: black, metallic sky, pink, titanium and white.