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Apple recalls Macbooks amid fears batteries could catch fire

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Apple says it will replace the faulty Macbook batteries. Photo: Apple
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Tech giant Apple is voluntarily recalling some Macbook Pro laptops amid fears they have batteries that might overheat.

The recall, announced on Thursday, affects a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017.

Apple said customer safety was “a top priority”, and it had asked customers to stop using the affected laptops.

Affected models will be identified by their serial numbers. Apple will replace the faulty batteries for free.

Here’s how to check if your computer is affected

  1. Confirm which model you have: Choose “About This Mac” from the Apple menu in the upper-left corner of your screen.
  2. If you have “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)”, enter your computer’s serial number on Apple’s recall program page to see if it is eligible for a battery replacement.

Affected customers are advised to back up their data before finding an authorised service provider or making an appointment at an Apple store.