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TechnologyYour MacBook Pro might’ve just been banned from flights by the FAA

17:30  14 august  2019
17:30  14 august  2019 Source:   bgr.com

Apple recalls some MacBook Pro laptops because they pose a 'fire safety risk'

Apple recalls some MacBook Pro laptops because they pose a 'fire safety risk' Apple announced on Thursday that it will recall some 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops because they have batteries that may "overheat and pose a fire safety risk." require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The affected laptops are an older design, without the Touch Bar keyboard, and were sold between September 2015 and February 2017. The specific model affected is listed as "MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)" in system settings.

The Apple laptops in question are some 15-inch MacBook Pros sold between September 2015 and February 2017. Recently recalled laptops like those from HP Inc. may also be banned by the FAA ’s rules. U.S. aviation regulations prohibit carrying recalled batteries on flights unless they’ ve been

(Reuters) - U.S. Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA ) has banned certain models of Apple Inc's (O:AAPL) MacBook Pro laptops on flights , after the company recalled select units which had batteries posing fire risks. " The FAA is aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook

Apple announced a recall program a few weeks ago for a limited number of 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops with batteries that might overheat and pose a fire risk. Buyers of units sold between September 2015 and February 2017 — which is obviously quite a lengthy timespan — can and should have their devices serviced as soon as possible to avoid potentially serious issues. Apart from the risks, owners of these notebooks now have another reason to get them fixed: You probably won’t be allowed to board your next flight if you have a MacBook Pro that hasn’t been fixed.

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The FAA banned the recalled MacBook Pro from all flights, per Bloomberg, saying that it is “aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops.” The FAA also informed airlines about the recall and reminded them to follow 2016 safety instructions. That means Apple laptops should not be packed in cargo luggage or carry-on baggage.

Apple recalls MacBook Pro laptops for fire risk

Apple recalls MacBook Pro laptops for fire risk Batteries in the 15-inch laptop computers can overheat, Apple reports, and should be returned for free repairs

FAA Bans Recalled MacBook Pros From Flights . Recently recalled laptops like those from HP Inc. may also be banned by the FAA ’s rules. U.S. aviation regulations prohibit carrying recalled batteries on flights unless they’ ve been replaced or stored in special packaging that inhibits fires

The Apple laptops in question are some 15-inch MacBook Pros sold between September 2015 and February 2017. Recently recalled laptops like those from HP Inc. may also be banned by the FAA ’s rules. U.S. aviation regulations prohibit carrying recalled batteries on flights unless they’ ve been

If this warning sounds familiar, that’s because a more prominent recall led to a similar ban from the FAA: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7. The phone was released in August 2016 and recalled a few months later after a bad battery design caused handsets to spontaneously explode.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency issued a less stern warning about the recalled MacBook Pros, advising local airlines to follow 2017 rules about recalled lithium-ion batteries that require users not to switch on affected devices during flights. Airlines including TUI Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Air Italy, and Air Transat, have already implemented the ban, preventing the laptops from being brought on planes as cargo.

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The Apple laptops in question are some 15-inch MacBook Pros sold between September 2015 and February 2017. Recently recalled laptops like those from HP Inc. may also be banned by the FAA ’s rules. U.S. aviation regulations prohibit carrying recalled batteries on flights unless they’ ve been

The Apple laptops in question are some 15-inch MacBook Pros sold between September 2015 and February 2017. Recently recalled laptops like those from HP Inc. may also be banned by the FAA ’s rules. U.S. aviation regulations prohibit carrying recalled batteries on flights unless they’ ve been

Some airlines like TUI will make announcements about the device at the gate and before takeoff, and post notices on their websites. Laptops with repaired batteries won’t be impacted.

It’s unclear how many MacBook Pro models have been recalled, but Bloomberg cites a Canadian notice from June that revealed the number reaches 432,000 units in the US alone, and another 26,000 in Canada. More details about the battery recall program, including a way to quickly determine whether your device is affected, is available on Apple’s support page.

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2015 MacBook Pros banned on flights due to fire risk.
On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that the FAA has banned select MacBook Pros sold from 2015 to 2017 from being taken on airplanes citing potential fire risks - an issue reminiscent of Samsung's infamous Galaxy Note 7. In June, Apple recalled a series of old MacBook Pros because their "batter[ies] may overheat and pose a fire safety risk." Despite the company offering to replace the affected units' batteries free of charge, the US Federal Aviation Administration issued a flight ban to all 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops that were sold between mid-2015 to February 2017.

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