Apple announces voluntary recall of all Beats Pill XL speakers

Apple today announced a voluntary recall of Beats Pill XL speakers, including a refund for customers. Apple has determined that, in rare cases, the battery in the Beats Pill XL may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. The recall does not affect any other Beats or Apple products.

Because customer safety is the company’s top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using their Beats Pill XL speakers. Customers who purchased a Beats Pill XL speaker should visit for details about how to return their product to Apple, and how to receive an Apple Store credit or electronic payment of $325.

The Beats Pill XL can be identified by the Beats “b” logo on the speaker grille and the words “beats pill XL” on the handle. The product is sold in five colors: black, metallic sky, pink, titanium and white.

The Beats Pill XL was introduced by Beats by Dre in November 2013. Apple acquired Beats in 2014.

Source: Apple Inc.

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  1. This is one of the very good reasons why Apple rarely buys large companies with pre-existing customers. Too many headaches.

    Glad to see that they are doing the right thing here, though.

  2. Unless Apple was really stupid or its lawyers committed malpractice, the costs of this recall are probably imposed on the sellers and will be taken as a deduction in the sales price. Most of these deals have some time of escrow or holdback to deal with liabilities that arise before the sale but do not become apparent until after.

  3. Some of you may remember overheating MBP batteries a some years ago. iPhone 5s also had a recall due to extremely short life cycle of battery. Apple has done recalls before, so this isn’t all that much of a precedent.

  4. the battery in the Beats Pill XL may overheat and pose a fire safety risk

    Whose batteries are they? I’m willing to bet, considering the fairly recent acquisition of Beats by Apple, that they are NOT Apple’s own batteries. That’s not going to happen again!

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