Apple has voluntarily recalled a few of its 15-inch MacBook Pros due to battery fire risk.
On Thursday, the iPhone manufacturer said that a limited no. of MacBook Pros, which were primarily sold during the time frame of September 2015 to February 2017, had batteries which might overheat and therefore pose safety risk to the users.
The company has asked the customers who own the affected MacBook Pros to halt using the laptops immediately and to go ahead and get the battery replaced soon at their nearest store. The recall will be done free of cost as a part of Apple’s recall, the company further notified.
The recall doesn’t affect any other units of 15 inch MacBook Pro or Mac products, Apple said.
Apple said that any user owning the model, which costs more than £1,599, should verify its serial no. on the company’s recall website. The serial number can be discovered by tapping on the top-left Apple menu on the screen and then selecting ‘About this Mac’ option.
Notably, battery safety problems are considered very seriously in the technology industry now since one of Samsung’s Galaxy Note models was recalled two times before it was permanently discontinued due to ongoing battery fire issues.