US FAA issues flight ban on exploding MacBook Pro laptops

US FAA issues flight ban on exploding MacBook Pro laptops
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Recalled MacBook Pro laptops have been banned from US flights due to fire risks.

The US Federal Aviation Administration issued a ban on recalled certain MacBook Pro models due to their faulty batteries, which pose a serious fire risk.

"The FAA is aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops,” the airline safety regulator said in a statement, noting that it alerted airlines about the recall, and informed the public.

Earlier, some Apple users started complaining that their laptops spontaneously caught fire and batteries exploded.

The faulty models were sold between September 2015 and February 2017. Apple announced a recall in June, saying the company “determined that, in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk.”

All faulty laptop owners are eligible to get their batteries replaced free of charge in an Apple Repair Center.

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