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Apple announces recall of all Beats Pill XL speakers over potential "fire safety risk"

When Apple acquired Beats Music last year, it didn't only get the streaming music service, which will soon be relaunched under its own brand - it also picked up the Beats hardware line, including its premium headphones and speakers.

Today, Apple announced that it has launched a voluntary recall of all Beats Pill XL speakers, having determined that "in rare cases", the speaker's battery "may overheat and pose a fire safety risk."

As a result, Apple is encouraging all customers to stop using the Pill XL speakers immediately. The company is not providing replacements under the recall program, but it is offering a full refund - either in the form of an Apple Store credit or electronic payment of $325.

You can find out more, and register for the return process, via a dedicated support page on Apple's site. The company is only accepting return requests submitted via the web, and emphasizes that you should "not attempt to return your product to any location that sells or supports Apple or Beats products."

Source: Apple Support

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