Apple recalls MacBook Pros over fire risk

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Apple recalls MacBook Pros over fire risk

Apple has discovered that some of its older MacBook Pros could pose a serious fire risk.

The company issued a global recall of 15-inch MacBook Pros sold between September 2015 and February 2017 for fears that batteries could overheat.

The recall only affects a specific model of MacBook Pro with a 15.4-inch display, 2.2-2.5 GHz processors, 256 GB to 1 TB SSD, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3 ports and a HDMI port. No other MacBook Pro models have been recalled.

Users can use a tool on Apple’s website to check the serial number of their device to determine whether it is eligible for the recall available here.

If affected, Apple recommends to stop using the device immediately and contact Apple for a free battery replacement, which could take 1-2 weeks.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which is responsible for recalling faulty products, called for greater safety provisions last year after recalling 4.5 million items in 2017-18.

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