Apple is recalling approximately 233,000 Beats Pill XL portable wireless speakers. The battery on the affected speakers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
The recalled Beats Pill XL speakers are plastic, capsule-shaped speakers that are about 4 inches tall by 13 inches wide by 4 inches deep, with a plastic mesh grille on the front and a built-in carrying handle to the rear. The small "b" Beats logo is on the grille and "beatspillXL" is on the handle. The speakers come in five colors: black, white, pink, metallic sky and titanium.
The Beats Pill XL speakers included in this recall were sold at Apple Retail Stores and major retail stores nationwide and online at Apple.com and Beatsbydre.com from January 2014 through June 2015 for about $300.
Apple has received eight reports of incidents of the speakers overheating, including one with a burn to a consumer's finger and one with damage to a consumer's desk.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Beats Pill XL speakers and contact Apple for a $325 Apple Store credit or electronic payment. Apple will provide a postage paid box for consumers to return the recalled speakers.