Apple recalls older MacBook Pro laptops due to battery overheating

Saturday, 22 Jun, 2019

Apple Inc. on Thursday issued a recall for some of its MacBook Pro laptops because of potentially hazardous batteries that "may overheat and pose a fire safety risk".

Apple says that other MacBooks, including the 13-inch Pro from the same time period, are not at risk. The affected model is "MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)". The company instructs customers to stop using the laptops and bring them to an authorized service provider for a free battery replacement.

Devices affected: The alert involves previous-generation MacBook Pro laptop computers.

You can head on over to the Apple Support website and punch your serial number in to find out.

To do this, click "About This Mac" from the Apple menu in the upper left corner. If your machine isn't listed as "MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)" you don't need to worry.

Apple is warning that some of its MacBook Pro laptops may have an issue with their batteries.

If you're not sure whether your laptop falls in this camp, you can check its eligibility here by entering in the serial number. However, it could take between one and two weeks to replace the battery. If it is, Apple will replace your battery free of charge. Apple's more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Apple then went on to say the "vast majority" of Mac laptop customers have had positive experiences with their keyboards.