Apple Announces Voluntary Recall for Certain MacBook Pro Due To Battery Issue

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If you're the proud owner of a 15-inch MacBook Pro that you bought anywhere between September 2015 and February 2017, then you might want to check if you qualify for a free battery replacement. Apple says affected users should stop using their laptops immediately (but also perhaps back up their data first), then arrange for a fix in stores or by mail. This applies to the 15-inch 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

For those keeping track, this will be the second time this generation of the MacBook Pro has been subject to a recall. Only a limited number were, which is why you should check the serial number to confirm if that model you own is affected.

In order to establish whether or not your MacBook is eligible for a replacement, you need to provide Apple with your serial number here. Apple says back up all your data and be prepared to be without your machine for up to two weeks.

First, it was the butterfly keyboard on the new-gen MacBooks and now it's the battery on older-gen MacBooks. The manufacturer says that some of these batteries can overheat, which poses a safety risk.

People can visit Apple's website and enter their laptop's serial number to see if their computer is part of the voluntary recall.

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These are the usual options, including: finding an Apple authorised service provider, making an appointment at your local Apple retail store, or contacting Apple Support to arrange for your laptop to be collected.

For more information on whether your laptop may be affected go here. Apple will then send the device to one of its fix centers.

Customers can get an affected 15-inch MacBook Pro battery replaced free of charge, Apple said in a statement on Thursday.

The recall doesn't affect other MacBook computers.