By KYW tech editor Ian Bush
CULVER CITY, Calif. (CBS) — Apple is recalling more than 200,000 Beats speaker units, after one person was burned by an overheating device.READ MORE: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Says He'll Be Happy When He's Not Mayor Following Fourth Of July Shooting
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“Apple has received eight reports of incidents of the speakers overheating, including once incident with a burn to a consumer’s finger and one with damage to a consumer’s desk,” notes Carl Purvis, of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The speaker comes in five colors, and has been on sale since the beginning of last year.READ MORE: Sources: Authorities Investigating Whether 2 Police Officers Struck By Stray Bullets On Ben Franklin Parkway
Apple is advising customers to stop using the Beats Pill XL, and is offering $325 if you send yours back — that’s $25 more than the list price.
You have to submit a web form first, and Apple will send you a postage-paid box to return the unit.
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