Date
17 November 2019
The US aviation regulator has alerted airlines about carriage of recalled MacBook Pro laptops on board. Photo: Bloomberg
The US aviation regulator has alerted airlines about carriage of recalled MacBook Pro laptops on board. Photo: Bloomberg

US aviation regulator bans recalled MacBook Pros from flights

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States has banned certain models of Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops on flights, after the company recalled select units which had batteries posing fire risks, Reuters reports.

“The FAA is aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops,” an FAA spokesman was quoted as saying in an emailed statement.

The aviation regulator has “alerted airlines about the recall”, the spokesman said.

Apple said in June that it will recall a limited number of 15-inch MacBook Pro units as their batteries were susceptible to overheating.

The units were sold between September 2015 and February 2017.

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