If you purchased a 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro laptop between September 2015 and February 2017, you might have a fire hazard in your lap.
According to Health Canada Recall List, the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro have dangerous batteries that could overheat, causing potential fires. The company recommends that Apple MacBook Pro owners immediately stop using them and send their computers in for free repair.
Since June 4, there have only been one reported incident and no injuries in Canada. In the United States, however, the company received 26 reports as well as five reports of minor burns and one report of smoke inhalation.
In Canada, approximately 26,000 dangerous units were sold to customers between 2015 and 2017. In the United States, nearly 432,000 dangerous 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro were sold.
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Make sure to check if you bought yours in the US or Canada. If you bought your MacBook online, chances are it came from the United States, so keep that in mind.
It is recommended that users stop immediately using their 15-inch Apple MacBook Pros and sending them to Apple for free repairs. Repairs can take up to 2 weeks.
Before sending your MacBook in for repair, be sure to check if yours is indeed affected by imputing your MacBook’s serial number to This site.
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The recalled computers are those with 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 ports 3 and an HDMI port. Make sure to check your computer’s serial number.
The batteries in the recalled computers overheat and may present a fire hazard. Already a few people in the United States have suffered injuries from faulty batteries.
The recalls relate to MacBooks sold between September 2015 and February 2017.
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To check if your MacBook is being recalled, visit Apple official website.
To see all the details of the recall, visit Health Canada.