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Safety Alert

Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Portable Wireless Speakers Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Beats Pill XL speaker

Hazard: The battery can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Apple Inc. online at www.apple.com or www.beatsbydre.com or www.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall or contact Apple Support toll-free at (800) 275-2273 anytime for more information.

Units: About 222,000 in the U.S. (and about 11,000 in Canada)

Description: This recall involves all Beats Pill XL portable, wireless speakers. The recalled products are plastic, capsule-shaped speakers about 4 inches tall by 13 inches wide by 4 inches deep with a plastic mesh grille on the front and a built-in carrying handle to the rear. The small "b" Beats logo is on the grille and "beatspillXL" is on the handle. The speakers come in five colors black, white, pink, metallic sky and titanium.

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Apple for a $325 Apple Store credit or electronic payment. Apple will provide a postage paid box for consumers to send their Pill XL speaker to Apple.

Sold at: Apple Retail Stores and major retail stores nationwide and online at Apple.com and Beatsbydre.com from January 2014 through June 2015 for about $300.

Importer: Beats Electronics LLC, of Culver City, Calif. and Apple Inc., of Cupertino, Calif.

Manufactured in: China