Apple Recalls 15-Inch MacBook Pro Laptop Computers Due to Fire Hazard
More than 432,000 Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro laptop computers are being recalled due to a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports.
This recall involves certain Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro laptop computers. The recalled laptop computers have a 15.4-inch (diagonal) display, 2.2-2.5 GHz processors, 256GB-1TB solid-state storage, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3 ports, and one HDMI port.
They were sold at Apple stores and electronics stores nationwide, and online from September 2015 through February 2017 starting at about $2,000.
Consumers can determine if their laptop computer is included in this recall by checking the laptop’s serial number at https://support.apple.com/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall/. The serial number can be found on the underside of the laptop computer or by choosing “About This Mac” from the Apple menu.
Only MacBook Pro 15-inch model laptop computers with certain serial numbers are included.
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 contact Apple at 800-275-2273 anytime, or online at www.apple.com, click on support, then “15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Recall Program” at the bottom of the page for more information.
Find out more at www.cpsc.gov.
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