You Should Probably Take That Recall on MacBook Pro Batteries Seriously


Have you heard about the Apple MacBook Pro battery recall? It’s a pretty serious issue and you might want to read on if you have a recent model MacBook Pro.

Photo by veeterzy from Pexels.

It seems like Apple’s premier laptop line has a problem where “the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk,” according to the company. One user, Steven Gagne, even reported his laptop exploding.

He wrote on Facebook: “So, in light of the @apple announcement today that they are recalling 15” MacBook Pros from 2015-2017, I want to tell my story of what happened. Monday night while we were in bed, the battery in my #MacBookPro blew and a small fire filled my house with smoke. You can imagine how quickly I jumped out of bed. The sound of it was what first threw me for a loop; but then the smell of a strong chemical/burning smell is what got me. Normally I keep my MacBook either on my couch or in a basket with notebooks, journals, etc. Thankfully, I uncharacteristically left it on my coffee table, and I really believe that this prevented my house from burning down. The computer had the screen closed, was unplugged, and in Sleep Mode. If you own a MacBook Pro, you can go to the Apple website, enter your Serial Number, and see if your computer is eligible for a replacement. This will certainly change how and where I store my laptop in the future. @ Pensacola, Florida.”

Wow, that’s scary. The fact that it was unplugged and with the screen closed just goes to show you how on top of things you have to be when it comes to modern electronics and their batteries.

As PetaPixel points out, the recall impacts the mid-2015 MacBook Pros…you know, those models without the butterfly keyboard “innovation” and the touchbar “revolution” which makes it a favorite among pretty much everyone.

You can check out the pictures of Steven Gagne’s MacBook Pro by clicking here.

You can also check to see if your model is impacted by clicking here.

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