Some AirPods Max reportedly being tagged as ‘hazardous material’

According to iPhone in Canada readers, some are seeing their AirPods Max orders get a “hazardous materials” status update, only to note the package would then be returned to sender by the UPS. (At US$549, they’d certainly be hazardous to my bank account!)

With AirPods Max already sold out and delivering in 12-14 weeks, getting a replacement pair might be difficult, if supply constraints are indeed as they appear, the article adds.

The headphones combine a custom acoustic design, H1 chips, and software to power computational audio for a listening experience with Adaptive EQ, Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency mode, and spatial audio. AirPods Max come in five colors, including space gray, silver, sky blue, green, and pink.