Apple has been forced to issue a rare recall notice on one of its products today, the Beats Pill XL portable Bluetooth speaker. The pill-shaped speaker, according to the voluntary recall notice, can experience an overheated battery and become a fire hazard.
The Beats Pill XL speaker was introduced in November 2013, and remained unchanged after Apple acquired the music company in 2014. According to a notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Apple has sold around 220,000 of the speakers in the U.S. and roughly 11,000 units in Canada. The speaker was sold in Apple Stores and various other retailers, but has since been pulled from the online store with inventory saying unavailable.
This recall follows Apple receiving eight reports of incidents of the speakers overheating. In one case, the overheating caused a burn to a consumer’s finger and another speaker caused damage to the owner’s desk. Apple is asking customers “to stop using their Beats Pill XL speakers,” according to a company press release.
To deal with the recall, Apple has created a program that allows Beats Pill XL customers to return the Bluetooth speaker to Apple. Customers will receive a $325 Apple Store credit or electronic payment. Customers can follow this link for more details about how to return the recalled speaker and receive the credit or electronic payment.