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Apple issues voluntary recall on Beats Pill XL due to overheating issues
If you happen to own a Beats Pill XL, you might want to unplug it. Though few and far between, there have been some reports of the speaker heating up to the point where people have been getting burned. Though it is most likely not affecting all of the devices, the Cupertino tech behemoth isn’t taking any chances with customer safety. They have already pulled it down from their website so no one can accidentally purchase it.
The incident has occurred frequently enough that Apple has released a statement asking customers to stop using their Beats Pill XL and have issued a voluntary recall for the speaker. Should you choose to send it back the company intends to give you a full refund of $325, either through electronic payment or Apple store credit.
They maintain that the Pill XL is the only product experiencing this problem and that their other speakers and headphones are completely unaffected. The Beats Pill XL was released back in November of 2013, a few months before they were acquired by Apple.
The speaker comes in a few different colors including black, metallic sky, pink, titanium, and white. It also has the words “beats pill XL” stamped onto the handle which is not present on the smaller, unaffected pills.
If you want more information regarding the refund and how to go about sending yours back here is the link to do so.