Apple is recalling roughly 432,000 MacBook Pro 15-inch laptops due to overheating, potentially causing a fire. This new recall is coming on the heels of an expansion of the recall for malfunctioning keyboards. The company issued the recall after receiving 26 reports of the battery overheating. As a result of the defective battery, five received minor burns, and one suffered from smoke inhalation. In addition, seventeen people reported the damage to personal items around the laptop.
The recall applies to anyone with a 15-inch MacBook Pro purchased between September of 2015 and February of 2017. The laptops affected have a 15.4-inch Retina display, 2.2-2.5GHz processors, and 256GB to 1TB of solid-state storage. Apple states ‘in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk.’ Apple is recommending that those with affected computers to stop using them immediately and bring them to an Apple Service Provider for a free replacement. A majority of the devices are in the US, but about 26,000 are in Canada.
To find out if your device is included in the MacBook Pro battery recall, click here. Enter in your serial number to see if you qualify. This recall only applies to the Mid 2015 model. You can locate your serial number on the bottom of your device. In addition, to the base plate, click the Apple logo on the top left of your screen. Once here, select ‘About this Mac’ to get the serial number.
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