Apple Issues Voluntary Recall of Older MacBook Pro Units Due to Fire Risk

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Apple has announced a recall for 15-inch MacBook Pro units that were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017. Their batteries can overheat and “pose a fire safety risk.”

The recall is voluntary, but Apple is urging owners to turn their units in for service. Battery replacements will be free of charge.

Because customer safety is a top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using affected 15-inch MacBook Pro units. Customers should visit for details on product eligibility and how to have a battery replaced, free of charge.

To confirm which model you have, choose About This Mac from the Apple menu () in the upper-left corner of your screen. If you have “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015),” enter your computer’s serial number on the program page to see if it is eligible for a battery replacement.


Tsing Mui
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