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Growing number of MacBook Pros with overheated batteries

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After Apple called for the replacement of the batteries in the 15-inch MacBook Pro, the first device incident reports were known

Growing number of MacBook Pros with overheated batteries
Growing number of MacBook Pros with overheated batteries

By Luis Maza – Jul 2, 2019ShareFacebookTwitter

A week ago, Apple officially announced a voluntary recall of 15-inch MacBook Pro units from generations sold between September 2015 and February 2017 on the grounds that its batteries could become overheated and pose a safety risk to users .

Since that day, the company received some 26 reports of overheating , as released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), including reports of minor burns, smoke inhalation or minor damage to nearby personal property .

However, the US agency – in conjunction with Health Canada (the Canadian government department responsible for national public health) – estimates that some 432,000 MacBook Pro were sold in that period and may be potentially affected by these overheating problems.

Apple’s call for a voluntary recall and replacement of its 15-inch MacBook Pro last week has begun to yield some interesting facts .

For example, the CPSC reported that about 432,000 MacBook Pros have been affected in the United States alone and about 26,000 more in Canada. In addition, Apple received some 26 reports of overheating , including five reports of minor burns and one report of smoke inhalation , as well as 17 reports of minor damage to nearby personal property.

While, as of June 27, the company received one consumer incident report and no injury reports in Canada , as described by Health Canada on its official site.

Apple has asked customers to check their model and serial number on the official recall site to access the battery replacement process if they are among the MacBooks that are experiencing overheating problems, and then send them to an Apple repair center for repair .

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