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Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Portable Wireless Speakers

Apple Beats Pill XL portable wireless speaker front
Apple Beats Pill XL portable wireless speaker rear
Apple Beats Pill XL portable wireless speaker colors
Apple Beats Pill XL portable wireless speaker front

Apple Beats Pill XL portable wireless speaker front

Apple Beats Pill XL portable wireless speaker rear

Apple Beats Pill XL portable wireless speaker rear

Apple Beats Pill XL portable wireless speaker colors

Apple Beats Pill XL portable wireless speaker colors

Name of Product:
Beats Pill XL speaker
Hazard:
The battery can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
June 03, 2015
Units:
About 222,000 in the U.S. (and about 11,000 in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Apple Inc. online at www.apple.com or www.beatsbydre.com or www.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall or contact Apple Support toll-free at (800) 275-2273 anytime for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves all Beats Pill XL portable, wireless speakers. The recalled products are plastic, capsule-shaped speakers about 4 inches tall by 13 inches wide by 4 inches deep with a plastic mesh grille on the front and a built-in carrying handle to the rear. The small "b" Beats logo is on the grille and "beatspillXL" is on the handle. The speakers come in five colors black, white, pink, metallic sky and titanium.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Apple for a $325 Apple Store credit or electronic payment. Apple will provide a postage paid box for consumers to send their Pill XL speaker to Apple.

Incidents/Injuries:

Apple has received eight reports of incidents of the speakers overheating, including one with a burn to a consumer's finger and one with damage to a consumer's desk.

Sold At

Apple Retail Stores and major retail stores nationwide and online at Apple.com and Beatsbydre.com from January 2014 through June 2015 for about $300.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Beats Electronics LLC, of Culver City, Calif. and Apple Inc., of Cupertino, Calif.

Recall number:
15-156
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