Music and technology lovers in West Virginia may be interested to learn about a recent product recall facilitated by Apple. The company has decided to voluntarily recall its Beats by Dre Pill XL speakers. According to the company, these defective products may catch fire if the speaker ends up overheating.
People who own the Beats speaker can get a complete refund of $395. They can receive either an Apple Store credit or an electronic payment. Owners of the speakers can complete a form on the company’s website and will receive a postage-paid box for returning the speakers, after which they will receive their refunds. The process is expected to take about three weeks.
Apple has not yet determined the reason for the fire hazard. However, officials believe the problem may be associated with the device’s batteries. They said that the company’s other products were not impacted by this fire hazard issue. Apple has recalled other products in the past due to defects; these include lithium ion batteries for laptops that were recalled back in 2004 as well as the first-generation music player iPod Nano, issued in 2005, due to a fire hazard.
Defective products can easily cause serious injuries or even death if they are not recalled in time. Injury victims in West Virginia have the right to file personal injury claims against the product manufacturer, seeking financial damages that, if awarded, may help to cover their associated medical costs. Meanwhile, the family members of deceased victims might decide to file wrongful death claims, which may result in monetary awards that can help to cover burial costs and other losses tied to the use of the dangerous products.
Source: realtytoday.com, “Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Speakers Due To Fire Hazard“, June 4, 2015