FAA bans recalled 15-inch MacBook Pros from flights as a consequence of battery hearth danger

Several months in the past, Apple launched a voluntary recall and replacement program for older mannequin 15-inch MacBook Pros as a consequence of battery security considerations. Now, the United States Federal Aviation Administration has addressed the recall and suggested airways on what precautions they need to take.

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In a press release to Bloomberg, the FAA mentioned that it’s “aware of the recalled batteries that are used some Apple MacBook Pro laptops.” It additionally mentioned that it has alerted U.S. airways in regards to the recall.

In conjunction with that warning, the FAA reminded airways to comply with security pointers for recalled batteries. This signifies that affected 15-inch MacBook Pros shouldn’t be taken on flights as cargo or carry-on baggage.

Bloomberg experiences, citing an inside discover to staff:

This week, 4 airways with cargo operations managed by Total Cargo Expertise — TUI Group Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Air Italy, and Air Transat — applied a ban, barring the laptops from being introduced onto the carriers’ planes as cargo.

“Please note that the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro laptop, sold between mid-2015 to February-2017 is prohibited on board any of our mandate carriers,” a TCE operations coordinator wrote to staff.

TUI Group Airlines confirmed this new coverage and mentioned that airport workers and flight attendants will make bulletins in regards to the ban on the gate and previous to take off. TUI Group Airlines relies out of the UK, and it’s unclear if airports within the United States will make related bulletins.

In June, Apple introduced a “voluntary recall” for older era 15-inch MacBook Pro items offered between September 2015 and February 2017. Apple says these items “comprise a battery that will overheat and pose a fireplace security danger.

Curious as too whether or not your MacBook Pro is affected? Apple has a support page the place you’ll be able to go to search out out by coming into your MacBook Pro’s serial quantity.
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