Apple recalls Beats wireless speakers due to fire safety risk

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – Apple is recalling the Beats Pill XL Speaker after several reports of the battery overheating and causing a potential fire hazard.

The wireless speaker, which retails for around $300, can apparently get hot enough to burn human skin or start a fire, according to the eight reports filed with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  The iPhone manufacturer is recalling at least 220,000 units in the United States and another 11,000 in Canada, according to the CPSC.

Apple is offering a $325 credit or refund to anyone who bought the speakers, which the company offers in black, white, pink, metallic sky and titanium.

The recall comes after Apple acquired Beats in May of $2014 for about $3 billion.

Anyone interested in returning the Beats Pill XL Speaker can do so here.  The company will send a postage-paid box, and is promising refunds in approximately three weeks.

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