Apple ships recall & replace notice for certain MacBook Pro batteries
What does every major government or corporation do when it has bad news to share?
They announce it late in the afternoon, and Apple’s latest product recall notice follows in this fine tradition.
Here it is, in full:
“Important notice for batteries in certain MacBook Pro units
Voluntary Recall and Replacement Program
Cupertino, California — Apple today announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk. The units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and can be identified by their product serial number.
The recall does not affect any other 15-inch MacBook Pro units or other Mac notebooks.
Because customer safety is a top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using affected 15-inch MacBook Pro units.”
The problem only impacts Mid-2015 models of 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro.
Customers should visit apple.com/support/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall for details on product eligibility and how to have a battery replaced, free of charge.
How to check which Mac you have
To confirm which model you have, choose About This Macfrom the Apple menu.
If you have “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015),” enter your computer’s serial number on the program page to see if it is eligible for a battery replacement.
My MacBook Pro exploded today during normal use. No injuries, luckily. Some damage to the house. Could have been worse – good thing I wasn’t on a plane.
— White Panda (@whitepanda) May 29, 2019
On that occasion, a 2015 MacBook Pro reportedly exploded. If the two cases are connected, Apple seems to have managed to investigate and move to rectify this problem quite swiftly.