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Flying with a MacBook Pro? Recalled Apple laptops face flight ban over battery fire risk

August 14, 2019

Via: ZDnet

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned the 15-inch MacBook Pros that Apple recalled in June, because the lithium battery may overheat and ignite inside an aircraft.

The June recall affected MacBook Pro units sold between September 2015 and February 2017, but Apple also urged customers to check the serial number of the devices on its recall page to confirm whether their battery needs replacing.

The FAA said it alerted US airlines in July to the battery recall affecting some Apple MacBook Pro laptops, ZDNet’s sister site CNET reports.

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