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Apple Issued a Recall of Macbook Pro Laptops Due Possible Battery Malfunction


January 22, 2020

USA- Apple issued a recall of 15 inch Macbook Pro laptops over concerns that the batteries may cause a risk of fires, according to ABC15.com.  Other manufacturers, including Toshiba, Sony, and HP, also issued recalls following consumer complaints about injuries and damage caused by these devices.* 

Apple stated that the recall impacts about 400,000 of the manufacturer’s 15 inch Macbook Pros, which were sold in 2015 through 2017. So far, the company reports 26 complaints that the batteries overheated, leading to property damage and personal injuries. The recall could impact refurbished computers as well, so it is important for anyone who believes their device might be subject to the recall to check the model number and the recall listing. 

For those individuals whose computers are covered by the recall, the Consumer Product Safety Commission will list the remedy on its site. The model number may be on the device, but it can also be located in the system settings. If the computer must be brought in for servicing, experts say it is important first to back up all data. Techs might have to reload the machine as if it were new. Doing this will cause the loss of all saved information on the device.

Lithium-ion batteries are used in a variety of products. These popular batteries come with a host of benefits that make them appealing to manufacturers. Lithium-ion batteries are lightweight, compact, hold a lot of energy, and can generally tolerate non-stop charging. In certain cases, however, the batteries may catch fire. It is best to keep such devices away from heat sources and to avoid overcharging.  

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Sources:https://www.abc15.com/news/let-joe-know/can-your-computer-battery-cause-a-fire and https://www.thoughtco.com/why-lithium-batteries-catch-fire-606814

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