Apple announced that it is recalling 223,000 Beats Pill XL speakers. The speaker’s batteries can overheat and catch fire.
A total of eight severe overheating incidents have been reported over the past year and a half. The overheating speakers have burnt a customer’s finger and damaged another customer’s table.
Apple is offering a credit refund of $325 to all customers that have purchased the speakers. Customers must complete an online Web form and return the product through a pre-paid shipping box. Returns of the speakers will not be accepted at any Apple or Beats stores.
Beats Pill XL speakers are manufactured by Beats Electronics and were introduced in November 2013 — six months before Apple acquired the company. The speakers feature 15 hours of continuous play and a visible battery fuel gauge.