Apple announces voluntary battery recall on 15-inch MacBook Pro

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Apple is stating that the MacBook Pro devices sold between September 2015 and February 2017 are the ones being recalled.

In this day and age of exploding batteries, companies are increasingly trying to get ahead of any issues. Apple has announced a voluntary battery recall on 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks. Let’s start by saying that by no means will this turn into another Samsung Galaxy Note7 issue. However, Apple is catching this problem before it does get out of hand but some of their older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops are having battery issues that may overheat and pose a safety risk to users.

Apple is stating that the MacBook Pro devices sold between September 2015 and February 2017 are the ones being recalled and can be identified by the serial number on the laptop. The good news is that this does not affect any other MacBook Pro or Mac notebooks.

The company is making its customer’s safety top priority and have asked their customers to stop using the affected 15-inch and should visit the Apple Support website to see if your MacBook Pro is part of the voluntary recall. To find out which model you have, click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of the screen. Choose “About This Mac” and see if you’re running the MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina Mid-2015 model. If you are, enter in the serial number to see if you’re eligible for a battery replacement.

There is a replacement process available for affected users but may take 1-2 weeks for the battery to be replaced.

Replacement Process

  • Find an Apple Authorized Service Provider
  • Make an appointment at an Apple Retail Store
  • Contact Apple Support to arrange mail-in service via the Apple Repair Center

Hopefully none of our readers are are caught up in this recall but if you are, make sure you’re follow the directions Apple has provided.

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  Source: Apple

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