The Dubai-based airline Emirates announced a ban on MacBook Pro laptops this Monday. Here’s what the notice on their official page states:
“Apple recently announced a recall of 15-inch MacBook Pro models sold between September 2015 and February 2017, citing defective batteries that could overheat and pose a fire safety risk. Therefore, as a safety precaution, travelers will not be permitted to carry these MacBook Pro models as checked or carry-on baggage on Emirates flights unless the battery has been replaced”
In June, Apple posted a press release, which confirmed that the issue is serious. The press release came some time after a user shared on Reddit that their MacBook Pro laptop exploded, which made many Apple users concerned whether their devices would have the same fate.
The big tech company said that customer’s safety is their top priority, which is why they advised against using the affected devices, and urged users to apply for a free battery replacement.
“Cupertino, California — Apple today announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk. The units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and can be identified by their product serial number,” was said in the press release.
To check if your MacBook Pro is eligible for a free battery replacement, visit apple.com/support/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall for more information.