Apple recalls older MacBook Pros

Apple recalls the batteries of 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks in a “limited number”. On certain older devices, the battery may overheat, resulting in a fire hazard.

Apple has launched a recall program for the batteries in the 15-inch MacBook Pro. The affected devices were mainly sold between September 2015 and February 2017.

For notebooks, a “limited number” of batteries can overheat, resulting in a fire hazard. Apple will replace the batteries free of charge. According to Apple, this can take two to three weeks. Whether the device is affected can be seen from the serial number.

Apple did not specify the number of affected devices. According to the authorities, there are around 63,000 such devices in China. In the People’s Republic there were six “incidents” with such heated laptops.

Recall program for MacBook Pro battery (15″)

Apple has determined that a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro devices can overheat the battery and pose a fire hazard. The affected devices were primarily sold between September 2015 and February 2017, and the product’s qualification is determined by the product’s serial number.

Customer safety is always Apple’s top priority. We have therefore decided to replace the affected batteries free of charge.

Author: George T. Carico

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