Apple has called for a voluntary recall and replacement program for batteries in certain 15-inch MacBook Pro units that pose a safety risk as they could overheat.
A limited number of MacBook Pro units sold between September 2015 and February 2017 are primarily the ones that are affected due to the battery issue and being recalled by Apple. These units will be identified by their product serial number.
Note that any other 15-inch MacBook Pro or Mac Air’s aren’t affected by this issue. However, the company requests all users with an affected MacBook Pro to stop using the device immediately.
Apple is offering a free of charge battery replacement for the affected MacBook Pro’s. To check if your device is affected, head over here to check if your MacBook is eligible for the battery replacement program by entering its serial number. Users can find the serial number of a MacBook Pro by choosing About This Mac from the Apple menu.
Battery replacement can be done through Apple authorised service providers, Apple retail store and by arranging a mail-in service to the Apple Repair Center via Apple Support.“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. Customer safety is always Apple’s top priority, and we have voluntarily decided to replace affected batteries, free of charge,” reads Apple’s support page.
Earlier this year in April, Apple had recalled its three-prong wall chargers that were purchased between 2003-2010 with Mac and specific iOS devices. Defective wall chargers were also included in the Apple World Travel adapter kit. So far, there have been six reported incidents where these malfunctioning Apple wall plugs have caused harm. You can read the entire story here.