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Apple recalls Beats Pill XL due to fire risk

Apple is voluntarily recalling 222,000 Beats Pill XL speakers following eight reports of batteries overheating and one user who was burned.

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Apple is voluntarily recalling 222,000 Beats Pill XL speakers following eight reports of batteries overheating and one user who was burned.

The injured user received a burn to their finger, while another user discovered their desk had been damaged by the speaker.

A further 11,000 units are being recalled in Canada, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Apple recommends that users stop using their Beats Pill XL speaker and send it back, where they will receive Apple Store credit or an electronic payment for $325. Details on how to send your speaker back for a refund can be found here.

According to Apple, affected devices can be identified as follows:

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

The speakers was introduced in November 2013.

Apple acquired Beats Electronics in 2014 for $3 billion.

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