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Fire concern forces Apple to recall Beats Pill XL speaker

Uh-oh! Apple has to recall the Beats Pill XL wireless speaker

By Michael Hatamoto | Jun 3, 2015 03:35 pm CDT

Apple is recalling more than 220,000 Beats Pill XL portable wireless speakers in the United States, following a fire risk, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). So far, eight suspected cases of overheating speakers have been reported, though Apple didn't offer a statement on how many complaints it has received.

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"Because customer safety is the company's top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using their Beats Pill XL speakers," according to a public notice from Apple. "Customers who purchased a Beats Pill XL speaker should visit www.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall for details about how to return their product to Apple, and how to receive an Apple Store credit or electronic payment of $325."

Beats first introduced the speaker in November 2013, and Apple purchased the company in May 2014 for around $3 billion.

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