Wednesday Apple has announced that is has made the decision to recall it’s recently purchased Beats line’s Pill XL wireless speakers because the Cupertino based company says there is danger the batteries might get so hot that they will literally ignite in flames.
“Apple has determined that, in rare cases, the battery in Beats Pill XL may overheat and pose a fire safety risk,” the California tech giant said in a release.
Apple has politely asked that all who purchased this specific speaker to stop using it immediately and promised to refund the US$325 the unit costs to its consumers.
There was an estimated 222,000 of the speakers sold in the United States and another 11,000 sold in Canada. Apple says no other Beats or Apple products were affected by the recall.
There were eight reports of the Beats Pill XL overheating, and one involved damaging a desk it was on while another involved and individual’s finger being burned according to the recall advisory posted by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Beats by Dre had introduced the Beats Pill XL back in late 2013, a mere 7 months before the company was sold to Apple in a US$3 billion dollar deal.