Recall issued for certain models of Apple MacBook Pro due to fire hazard

Jun 28 2019, 4:39 pm

A recall has been issued on a select number of MacBook Pro laptop computers.

According to Health Canada, the batteries in the recalled laptops can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Affected units are certain 15-inch MacBook Pro computers. They have a 15.4 inch (diagonal) display, 2.2-2.5 GHz processors, 256 GB to 1 TB solid-state storage, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3 ports, and one HDMI port.

The products were sold between September 2015 and February 2017. Other units sold outside of this timeframe are unaffected.

Here’s how to check if your MacBook Pro is affected: 

1. Open the Apple Menu in the upper-left corner of the screen.

2. Select “About This Mac.”

The affected model is the MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015).

3. Enter your serial number on the program page to see if it’s an affected unit.

Apple explains that affected units will receive a new battery, free of charge.

According to Health Canada, approximately 26,000 affected units were sold in Canada and approximately 432,000 in the United States.

There has been one consumer incident in Canada and 26 in the US, including five reports of minor burns and one report of smoke inhalation.

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