The Federal aviation administration (FAA) has banned the transportation of some models of MacBook Pro on flights after reports of Apple that some of them use batteries, dangerous fire, reports The National Public Radio.
“The FAA became aware of the batteries that are used in some Apple laptops MacBook Pro. In early July, we have warned the companies about their opinion and inform the public,” the statement reads aviation administration.
In June, Apple announced “a voluntary recall of a limited number of 15-inch MacBook Pro older generation, having a battery that may overheat and pose a security risk”.
The laptops were sold between September 2015 and February 2017 and can be identified by the serial number of the product, stated in the notice of the company. Apple said that “customer safety is always a top priority”, and free will replace them with the appropriate battery.
Some international operators also banned the transportation of MacBook Pro. According to Bloomberg, this week, four airlines performing cargo operations — Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Air Italy, and Air Transat — has imposed a ban on the transportation of these laptops as cargo.
It is unknown how many MacBook Pro falls under the prohibition. About 432 thousand MacBook Pro with the faulty batteries were sold in the United States, another 26 thousand have been implemented in Canada.
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