Bitter Pill? Apple issues a recall notice for Beats Pill XL speakers, offers refunds.

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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 http://www.apple.com/nz/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 NZ$519.95 inc. GST.

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 colours: 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.

The Beats Pill XL is a portable Bluetooth speaker which includes the following features:

Portability: Despite its bigger size, Beats Pill XL is still lightweight and has a built-in handle for extra portability. The Beats Pill XL frees you to roam, which means you’ll always have high quality sound near or far.

Connectivity:  Pairing is easy. Just tap your phone to your Beats Pill XL and create an instant connection. Sync two Beats Pill XLs by tapping them together to play the same song. You can also tap them together twice to stereo your music, making one Beats Pill XL the left output and the other the right.

Bluetooth features: Pair the Beats Pill XL to your phone, laptop or any other Bluetooth-enabled device to change tracks and adjust the volume from up to 30 feet away.