Apple recalls Beats speaker over fire risk
Apple Inc. is recalling its Beats Pill XL speaker because the battery might overheat and pose a fire safety risk. The speaker has been sold worldwide since January 2014 by Beats, Apple and other retailers.
About 222,000 units in the U.S. and about 11,000 in Canada are being recalled, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Apple is asking Beats Pill XL owners to stop using them and return them to the company for a $325 refund or Apple Store credit.
Customers can fill out an online form to receive a postage-paid box they can use to return the speaker. Apple said it would issue Apple Store credit or an electronic refund within about three weeks of receiving a return.
The company said returns would be processed only online, adding that owners should not return the products to any stores.