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Apple Has Recalled Some 2015 MacBooks

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Thousands of 2015 15” MacBook Pros have been recalled due to batteries overheating

 

Apple launched a voluntary recall and replacement program for older generation 15-inc MacBook Pro units with Retina Displaying due to a fire safety risk. The unit’s battery may overheat and catch on fire.

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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has indicated that Apple has received 26 reports of batteries overheating in affected notebooks. The reports indicate that five reports were of minor burns and one report was of smoke inhalation. There were also 17 reports of minor damage to nearby personal property.

There are about 432,000 potentially affected MacBook Pro units in the United States and an additional 26,000 in Canada. Health Canada has also issued a recall. Apple has received only one report of a consumer incident in Canada, with no injuries.

Apple has asked customers to stop using the recalled MacBook Pro models and to contact the company to initiate a replacement.

Enter your unit’s serial number into the eligibility box on Apple’s recall notification and eligibility page to find out if you’re affected by the recall. You can find that page here: https://support.apple.com/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall

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