Apple recalls speaker over fire risk

Apple has issued a global recall for one of its speaker systems because it poses a fire risk.

The firm says owners of the Beats Pill XL should return the product because its battery can overheat.
More than 230,000 units have been sold in North America alone since they went on sale last year – the recall is worldwide.
At least one person has been injured by a defective unit.
“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,” reported the US Consumer Product Safety Commission in a statement.

Beats’ website now lists the speaker system as being “out of stock”.

The firm is offering to send a box to customers to return the product if they complete a web form.
Apple sold the speakers for £269.95 from its own site, but it is only offering Apple Store credit or an electronic payment of £215 in compensation.
Apple paid $3bn (£2bn) to buy Beats Electronics, the speaker’s manufacturer, and Beats Music, its subscription streaming music service, a year ago.
Credit: BBC

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