FAA Bans ‘Dangerous’ MacBook Pros From U.S. Flights Over Fire Risk

From Forbes: Following Apple’s June recall for selected 15-inch MacBook Pro computers, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has now effectively banned those laptops from traveling on commercial flights. The restriction covers both carry-on and hold luggage. So if you haven’t returned one of the affected computers to Apple for the free battery replacement, don’t bother traveling with one to a U.S. airport.

According to Apple, the issue hits MacBook Pros (the 15-inch models with Retina displays) sold between September 2015 and February 2017, where products shipped with batteries that “may overheat and pose a safety risk.” Apple was concerned enough to advise customers to switch off the devices and leave them switched off until the fix had been carried out. The replacement is pretty inconvenient, and can take as long as two weeks.

If you have concerns head to the Apple support site and check the serial number.

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