The Federal Aviation Administration has banned certain 15-inch MacBook pros with potentially defective batteries from US flights. The move, which follows Apple's June recall notice, is part of a general FAA policy for devices with defective batteries.
"The FAA is aware of the recalled batteries used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops," FAA spokesmen said in an email to Ars Technica. According to FAA policy, affected MacBook Pros are prohibited from the passenger compartment and from checked luggage.
The FAA says it notified airlines about the recall in early July. The agency also says it informed the public on social media at about the same time, although it did not receive much attention at the time.
European Union regulators have also restricted the recalled Macbooks from use on European flights. [1
Which laptops are affected?
Affected laptops were mostly sold between September 2015 and February 2017.
"In a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro devices, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk," a statement of Apple website. If you have a 15-inch MacBook Pro, go to Apple's recall page and enter the serial number to find out if your computer is affected. Apple says it will replace the batteries at no charge, although replacement can take up to two weeks.