Apple confirmed almost exactly a year ago that it acquired Beats Music and Beats Electronics. Now, the Cupertino-based company is announcing something else Beats-related: a "voluntary recall" of Beats Pill XL speakers.

It appears as though the battery in the speaker can overheat and pose a fire safety risk, Apple said. The cases are rare, but nevertheless, Apple is issuing a recall and offering refunds to customers. Here's everything we know so far...

No. The recall does not affect any other Beats or Apple products.

Apple said customer safety is a top priority for the company, and so it is asking customers to stop using the Beats Pill XL, which Beats by Dre introduced in November 2013.

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The picture above is the Beats Pill XL. It is available in five colours - black, metallic sky, pink, titanium, and white - and always sports the Beats “b” logo on the speaker grille with the words “beats pill XL” on the handle.

If you own a Beats Pill XL speaker, visit the following page:

The above page has details about how to return the product to Apple. It specifies, for instance, that you must complete this web form, and then Apple will send you a postage paid box so you can return your Pill XL speaker.

After Apple receives the recalled speaker, it will give you Apple Store credit or an electronic payment of £215 within 3 weeks. The Beats Pill XL speaker originally retailed for $299.95 (converts to about £195).

If you need more assistance with the return process, contact Apple Support.