The FAA banned certain MacBook Pro laptops from coming aboard flights after Apple issued a recall of the model.
The batteries in the affected laptops can overheat, causing them to swell and possibly ignite.
MacBook Pro owners can enter their serial number on Apple’s recall page to see if their laptops are included in the FAA ban.
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned certain MacBook Pro laptops from commercial flights after Apple issued a voluntary recall of the model due to a fire risk associated with the lithium-ion batteries in the laptops.
In a statement, the FAA said that it was “aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops,” and reminded airlines to follow safety guidelines — issued in 2016 — surrounding consumer electronics with recalled batteries.
According to those guidelines, electronics with recalled batteries should not be allowed on flights as cargo or in carry-on luggage. The guidelines would apply to the affected MacBooks.
To see if their laptops are affected, MacBook Pro owners can visit Apple’s recall program page and enter their serial number. The serial number can be found by clicking the small Apple logo in the upper-left …read more
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