Apple recalls 432,000 MacBook Pro laptops for fire and burn risks

Apple issued a recall for its 15-inch Mac Book Pro laptops that were mainly sold between September 2015 and February 2017

Apple issued a recall for its 15-inch Mac Book Pro laptops that were mainly sold between September 2015 and February 2017

The MacBooks were sold between September 2015 and February 2017.

Apple is recalling some MacBook Pro laptops due to a fire hazard.

The company announced the recall last week, and Thursday's CPSC announcement gave additional details about the injuries due to the overheating batteries.

Apple has received 26 reports of the laptop's battery overheating, including five reports of minor burns and one report of smoke inhalation, as well as 17 reports of minor damage to nearby personal property.

Consumers can check whether they own an affected product by reading the serial number on the bottom on the laptop.

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In Canada, approximately 26,000 hazardous units were sold to customers between 2015 and 2017. They can also read the "About this Mac" section from the Apple toolbar on the computer. In the United States, almost 432,000 hazardous 15-inch Apple MacBook Pros were sold.

Apple MacBook Pro users should check the laptop's serial number here.

The company explained that those affected by the voluntary recall can ask to have their battery replaced.

If you have one of the recalled laptops, the company said you should stop using it right away and contact Apple to determine if it is part of the recall and to schedule a free fix. "Service may take 1-2 weeks", Apple's website read.

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