Apple recall MacBook laptops over fire concerns 1 year ago

Apple recall MacBook laptops over fire concerns

Make sure to check your MacBook.

Tech giant Apple is recalling some of its MacBook Pro laptops after it became evident that the batteries are at risk of overheating and causing a fire.

The recall pertains to the 15-inch version of the MacBook Pro, in devices sold between 2015 and 2017.

In a statement issued on Thursday, Apple warned customers: "Apple has determined that, in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. Affected units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and product eligibility is determined by the product serial number.

"Customer safety is always Apple's top priority, and we have voluntarily decided to replace affected batteries, free of charge."

In order to establish whether or not your MacBook is eligible for a replacement, you need to provide Apple with your serial number here. If the laptop is eligible, it will be sent away to an Apple Repair Centre. Customers are advised to back up all their data before doing this.

Apple have said that the replacement process will take 1-2 weeks.