UPS is apparently returning some AirPods Max orders meant for customers in Canada and America to Apple. Per the users who have experienced the issue, the packages have received a ‘hazardous materials irregularity’ status update.
One user says their package made it to Ontario, California, before being returned to Rialto.
AirPods Max packages that were on the way are being sent back to Apple
It remains unclear whether the ‘hazardous materials’ update comes from Apple or UPS. It is also not known how widespread the issue is. Reports on the internet suggest it mostly affects users in Canada.
Although nothing can be said for sure, it could be that this warning has something to with the battery. Alternatively, the packages in question might be missing battery labels.
Neither Apple nor UPS have commented on the issue.
Some resellers on eBay are taking advantage of the situation by asking for up to $1,199 for delivery before Christmas.