Apple Recalling Some MacBook Pro Models Due to Batteries

If you have an older Mac Book Pro you might need to get its battery replaced

If you do have an affected MacBook Pro, Apple asks you to stop using it and return it to the Apple Store (or an Authorized Service Provider) for a battery replacement. If yours says "MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)", you may be affected by this flaw.

Apple has issued a recall of a limited portion of older-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units after determining that the battery poses a risk of overheating and catching fire.

The Cupertino idiot-tax operation said today that the battery packs in 15-inch MacBook Pro models made between September 2015 and February 2017 have a nasty tendency to get a bit too warm under the hood, potentially bursting into flames.

If you're not sure whether your laptop falls in this camp, you can check its eligibility here by entering in the serial number.

The voluntary recall does not affect any other MacBook products, such as the MacBook Air. (Just yesterday Apple announced that it would be offering repairs at almost 1,000 Best Buy locations.) Replacing the battery, however, "may take 1 to 2 weeks" with the company advising users to make sure to back up their data first.

To confirm which model you have, choose About This Mac from the Apple menu () in the upper-left corner of your screen. Plus, you're getting a fresh battery at full capacity.

The recall notice marks the second from the company this year.

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