Apple has announced that it has issued a recall for select MacBook Pro laptops which contain a specific type of battery that can overheat and pose a safety risk. The voluntary recall and replacement program will be applicable to select models of the MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina displays.
The Cupertino company has published a Recall Program page on its website where it has mentioned that a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units sold between September 2015 and February 2017 may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. The model in question is the MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) which is how it is listed on Apple.
Apple is offering users a way to check if their MacBook Pro models qualify for replacement. Users can do so by entering the serial number which can be found by heading over to Apple menu on the upper left corner of the screen and tapping “About this Mac”.
Affected users can get their battery units replaced by sending their models to the Apple Repair Center for service. Apple notes that the program is for battery replacement only and doesn’t extend the standard warranty coverage of the 15-inch MacBook Pro. The company also estimates that fixes to the notebook will take one to two weeks.