FAA bans recalled Macbook Pros from flights

Here's How to Find Out If Your MacBook Pro Was Just Banned by the FAA

Here's How to Find Out If Your MacBook Pro Was Just Banned by the FAA

"The FAA is aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops". Now, Bloomberg reports that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned airlines to ban those batteries from flights. In early July, we alerted airlines about the recall, and we informed the public.

Are you travelling by air in the US with a MacBook Pro that was purchased between September 2015 and February 2017? The FAA has essentially alerted them to the recall and reminded them about the existing rules.

"The FAA issued a warning Regarding the batteries in 2016, urging airlines to inspect the dangers associated with transporting lithium batteries as cargo, including" the possible risk for a devastating hull loss". The Cupertino-based company has mentioned that the affected units may contain batteries that could overheat and become a fire safety risk. Of course, it recommends that USA airlines follow the rules of 2017, which require that devices With lithium batteries removed from the market, turn off and do not use during the flight.

Consumers who own one of the affected MacBooks will get a free replacement battery.

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From the Apple menu, choose "About This Mac" and check to see if your model is MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, mid 2015.

"If your MacBook Pro is eligible, please stop using it and follow the instructions to have your battery replaced", Apple said in a statement.

Choose one of the service options below to have your battery replaced. In all cases, your device will be sent to an Apple Repair Center for service. Service may take 1-2 weeks.

Some models of the MacBook Pro have been found to have been fitted with a battery that is susceptible to catching fire and back in June, and the tech giant had announced this particular update.

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