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Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Speaker Over Fire Concerns

by Keith Wagstaff /

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Apple has voluntarily recalled the Beats Pill XL wireless speaker over concerns that it might pose a fire hazard.

"Because customer safety is the company’s top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using their Beats Pill XL speakers," the company wrote in a statement. The recall does not affect other Beats or Apple products.

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Apple received eight complaints of overheating speakers, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Those included one report of the Beats Pill XL burning someone's finger and another complaint that a speaker damaged a desk.

The voluntary recall involves around 220,000 products sold in the United Sates and 11,000 in Canada. The Beats Pill XL is a wireless, portable speaker that connects to smartphones via Bluetooth. Customers can return their speaker to Apple and receive an Apple Store credit or electronic payment of $325.

Apple noted that the Pill XL was released in 2013, before the company bought Beats in 2014 for $3 billion.

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