Apple Recalls Older MacBook Pros Over Fire Risk

Apple Recalls Older MacBook Pros Over Fire Risk

Apple discovered that some of the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro units from the mid-2015 upgrade have been suffering with overheating batteries.

Apple says the recall does not affect any other laptops or notebooks. "Customer safety is always Apple's top priority, and we have voluntarily chose to replace affected batteries, free of charge".

Apple stated that the battery on these units may overheat which of course, made it a safety risk. Apple is asking customers to stop using the affected laptop.

Selecting the 'About This Mac' option from the Apple menu in the upper-left corner of your screen.

The company has set up a website for users to check their serial numbers to determine if their device is affected. Apple says affected users should stop using their laptops immediately (but also perhaps back up their data first), then arrange for a fix in stores or by mail.

"Customer safety is always Apple's top priority, and we have voluntarily chose to replace affected batteries, free of charge".

The serial number is printed on the underside of the Mac, near the regulatory markings. The program is for battery replacement only. Apple will be replacing batteries free of cost on these laptops.

This announcement comes just a few months after Apple issued a similar recall for two types of plug adapters because of a risk of electric shock.

Apple have said that the replacement process will take 1-2 weeks.

Apple's highest-end MacBook Pro laptops are getting even more powerful.

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