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