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Laptop Recall: Apple Announces Voluntary Recall Amid Fears of Electrical Safety

Apple has issued a voluntary recall of its 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops amid fears it could be a fire risk.

The problem? These particular devices contain a battery that could overheat and cause a fire.

The recall is for a limited number of older-generation MacBook Pro laptops. Affected units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017. The units can be identified by their product serial number.

Customer safety is always Apple’s top priority, and we have voluntarily decided to replace affected batteries, free of charge” — Apple advises.

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What should you do if you have a recalled laptop?

Apple is advising customers to shut down recalled laptops and take the computer into their nearest Apple retail store or authorized service provider to get the battery replaced.

But first, check to ensure that the model you have is a recalled laptop.

  • Select ‘About This Mac’ from the Apple menu () in the upper-left corner of your screen.
  • Confirm your model is a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
  • Visit the Apple support page and enter in your serial number to identify whether your device is eligible for the battery replacement program.

If you do have a recalled device, make sure you back up your data to prepare it for service.

NOTE: The recall does not affect any other 15-inch MacBook Pro units or other Mac notebooks.

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A former Sydneysider, she turned her ideas of a sea change into reality and now lives with her family in beautiful South-West WA. A lover of yoga and travel, like most mums, she’s on a quest to create a better work-life balance. When she’s not pulling socks out from behind the sofa or sponging little hand prints off the walls, she’s in the kitchen trying to dream up exciting lunch box ideas for her three cheeky monkeys.

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