Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speakers due to fire risk

3 Jun 2015

Apple has begun the recall of Beats Pill XL speakers because of a potential fire safety risk.

Apple has begun the voluntary recall of Beats Pill XL speakers because they may overheat and pose a fire safety risk.

Apple said that it has determined that in “rare cases” the battery of the device may overheat.

“Because customer safety is the company’s top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using their Beats Pill XL speakers,” Apple said.

It said that customers who purchased a Beats Pill XL speaker should visit for details about how to return their product to Apple, and how to receive an Apple Store credit or electronic payment of €300.

The Beats Pill is named for the pill-like, tubular shape of the device and can be identified by the Beats “b” logo on the speaker grill.

The device was launched by Beats by Dr Dre in Nobember 2013.

Apple acquired Beats just over a year ago for US$3bn.

The Beats Pil XL was sold in five colors: black, metallic sky, pink, titanium and white.


Apple has begun recalling Beats Pill XL speakers due to fire safety concerns

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years