June 21, 2019 — Apple has recalled certain 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops from 2015 because the battery can overheat and potentially catch on fire.
The problem poses a safety risk to consumers who may be seriously burned by the exploding battery.
The recall program is limited to the 15-inch MacBook Pro models from 2015, which were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017, according to a recall notice posted by Apple.
Apple is asking customers to stop using the recalled laptops and visit apple.com/support/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall for information on how to have the battery replaced, free of charge.
The support page has a form for consumers to type in their serial number to find out if their laptop is being recalled.
In recent years, millions of laptop batteries have been recalled by Samsung, HP, Dell, Toshiba and other tech giants.
Laptops contain lithium-ion batteries, which are made with highly-flammable chemicals. When the batteries overheat, the chemicals can ignite on electrical sources in the laptop and cause a sudden explosion.
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