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Recall Roundup: Apple’s Beats portable speakers, Big Lots hanging chairs, and LED light tubes

Posted at 5:05 AM, Jun 05, 2015

BETHESDA, Md. — The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced several new recalls this week, including one that could result in a $325 store credit to Apple.

Below is the information on this latest batch of recalls.

Recalled Beats Pill XL

Recalled Beats Pill XL

Beats Pill XL portable speaker systems — The battery can overheat, posing a fire hazard.  About 222,000 units are impacted in the U.S.  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.  Contact Apple for a $325 Apple Store credit or electronic payment. Apple will provide a postage paid box.  Click here for more information on this recall.

cree light recall

Recalled Cree light fixture

Cree® LED T8 replacement lamps — Electrical arcing may cause the lamp to overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.  About 700,000 units are impacted in the U.S.  Cree has received four reports of the lamps overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.  Contact the firm to receive a full refund or replacement lamp.  Several consumer and commercial variants are impacted.  Click here for more information on this recall.

Recalled Big Lots hanging chair

Recalled Big Lots hanging chair

Big Lots hanging chairs — The hanging chairs can tip over when they face sideways and swing beyond the base, posing a fall hazard.  About 16,000 units are impacted in the U.S.  Big Lots has received eight reports of the hanging chairs falling in stores with consumers in them, including five reports of minor injuries.  Return the chairs to Big Lots for a full refund.  Click here for more information on this recall.