Following Apple's recall of selected MacBook Pro models that pose a fire risk, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) banned it from being carried in cargo or personal luggage, Bloomberg News said. FAA in a tweet July 10 after an incident involving a MacBook said & # 39; recalled #batteries are not flying. & # 39;
Earlier this month, the European Aviation Agency warned airlines to comply with 2017 regulations requiring devices with recalled lithium-ion batteries to be turned off and stored in "not in use" mode during flights.
Apple Implementing Free Battery Replacement Program
Apple announced last month that the 1
On its website has a new support page that helps users check the serial number of the MacBook Pro to see if it is affected.
Airlines take precautions on laptops and faulty batteries
Bloomberg sources said that Total Cargo Expertise – TUI Group Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Air Italy, and A ir Transat have all implemented a ban on laptop transport on flights.
It added a note from the TCE Operations Coordinator addressed employees, "Please note that the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro, sold between mid-2015 to February-2017, is banned on board some of our mandates . "
As additional precautions, airport employees and flight attendants will announce announcements at airport gates and before takeoff, and remind passengers of the ban on Apple MacBook Pro (Retina)
However, the Apple MacBook Pro (Retina) models with replaced batteries will sail through, the report states.
Major Fires & Accidents Avoided As Alert & Trained Staff Quell Them
In another report, CSPC and Health Canada in a joint recall program reported that 432,000 potentially affected MacBook Pros sold in the United States and an additional 26,000 in Canada . As of June 4, 2019, Apple received a report on a consumer incident without any harm from Canada.
There have been several incidents lately as wrong batteries and devices such as cell phones, laptops or other electronic devices have caught fire due to overheating. There have been three accidents, according to the report, where two were fatal since 2006, when lithium batteries played the & # 39; devil. & # 39;
Smaller incidents recently reported in passenger cabins or cargo were easily canceled by alert and trained aircraft personnel using water and fire extinguishers, the report states.
In case you purchased the 15 ″ Apple MacBook (Retina) during September 2015 and February 2017 with batteries not yet replaced, you can do so immediately by visiting their support page.  So the next time you leave your home or office at the airport, be sure to leave Apple MacBook Pro – the one purchased in the period mentioned above.