MacBook Pro Recall 2019: 458,000 Apple Laptops Recalled After Injury Reports

Andrew Cummings
June 28, 2019

Specifically, it's the batteries in some 15-inch versions of the laptop that can overheat and consumers are advised to stop using the recalled laptops immediately.

There has only been one known occurrence in Canada and no injuries. The batteries in the affected computers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Apple, in Cupertino, California, said it has gotten 26 reports about overheating, including 5 reports of minor burns and one report of smoke inhalation.

In Canada, approximately 26,000 hazardous units were sold to customers between 2015 and 2017.

Consumers can check whether they own an affected product by reading the serial number on the bottom on the laptop.

Owners of the recalled MacBook Pros can visit Apple's website and enter their laptop's serial number to see if their machine is part of the voluntary recall.

The recalled computers, which were made in China, have the following specs: "a 15.4-inch (diagonal) display, 2.2-2.5 GHz processors, 256GB-1TB solid-state storage, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3 ports, and one HDMI port".

Recalls are for MacBooks sold between September 2015 and February 2017.

"Your MacBook Pro will be examined prior to any service to verify that it is eligible for this program".

Consumers are being urged to stop using the recalled laptops and contact Apple to schedule a free fix. Repairs can take up to 2 weeks.

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