FAA Bans Recalled Apple MacBook Pros from Flights

By Jeremy Del Nero on 13 August 2019
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DSC_0361-EDThe Federal Aviation Administration said it was banning select Apple MacBook Pro laptop computers from flights following the announcement of a recall of these computers by Apple.

Apple said that some 2015 MacBook Pros with Retina display posed a fire risk due to an issue with the computers’ lithium-ion batteries.

The agency said it was “aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops,” saying it had notified airlines about the recall.

Recalled lithium-ion batteries cannot be brought onto planes either in hand luggage or checked bags regardless of the manufacturer but the FAA is taking a stance similar to its 2016 order forbidding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on aircraft under similar circumstances.

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