Apple is recalling some MacBook Professional laptops over considerations that the battery might overheat (AAPL)

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Macbook Pro

  • Apple has recalled its 15-inch MacBook Professional offered between September 2015 and February 2017 as a consequence of potential overheating dangers from the battery.
  • Apple is warning prospects with affected gadgets to cease utilizing the laptop computer and pursue a free battery alternative.
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Apple has issued a voluntary recall for sure MacBook Professional laptops containing a battery which may overheat and pose a “security danger,” the corporate stated on Thursday.

The voluntary recall applies to a restricted variety of older 15-inch MacBook Professional laptops offered primarily between September 2015 and February 2017. Apple is asking affected prospects to cease utilizing the gadget and to go to Apple for a free battery alternative.

No different MacBook laptops are affected by this voluntary recall.

Customers can verify to see if their Mac is impacted by navigating to the “About This Mac” part within the Apple menu and coming into their laptop’s serial quantity on the recall web page. Solely fashions known as “MacBook Professional (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)” within the “About This Mac” are a part of the recall. 

The announcement comes after issued a voluntary recall for worldwide AC wall plug adapters designed for use in areas comparable to Hong Kong, Singapore, and the UK in April. These adapters might break and pose a danger shock in uncommon instances, the corporate stated.

The 15-inch MacBook Professional recall additionally comes at a time when Apple’s laptops have been below elevated scrutiny due to reported points with its butterfly keyboard. Since Apple debuted the brand new butterfly mechanism in 2015, customers have encountered issues during which the keys do not reply when pressed or register two faucets as a substitute of 1. Apple just lately launched new MacBook Professional fashions with a refreshed keyboard that it says will considerably scale back such points, and expanded its Keyboard Service Program to cowl all computer systems with butterfly keyboards. 

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The recall is simply the newest occasion of a lithium-ion battery posing potential security dangers. In 2017, Samsung was compelled to recall its Galaxy Notice 7 smartphone after it acquired stories of the gadget overheating and in some instances catching fireplace. 

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