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 apple.com/support/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall 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.