Some MacBook Laptops Recalled Due to Fire Hazard


Published June 28, 2019 at 3:14 pm


If you purchased a MacBook Pro between 2015 and 2017, it might have a faulty battery that could ignite if overheated. 

Recently, Apple announced that it has determined that, in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. 

Affected units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017.

Apple says it has voluntarily decided to replace affected batteries, free of charge.

To find out if your MacBook Pro is affected, click here

If your MacBook Pro is eligible, Apple asks that you stop using it and arrange to have the battery replaced.

To get the battery replaced, you can contact an Apple authorized service provider, make an appointment at an Apple store or contact Apple Support to arrange mail-in service via the Apple Repair Center.

To prepare your MacBook Pro for service, you should back up your data.

In all cases, your device will be sent to an Apple Repair Center for service. Service may take 1-2 weeks.

This program is for battery replacement only (so you won’t be able to score a new computer if your device is affected).

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