FAA Prohibits Recalled MacBook Pros from Flights [cnet.com]:
Some Macbook [cnet.com] Pros have been banned from flights by US aviation safety regulators. The move comes less than two months after Apple [cnet.com] recalled the older laptops over a risk of battery fire.
The Federal Aviation Administration, confirming an earlier report by Bloomberg [bloomberg.com], said it was "aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro [cnet.com] laptops" and in July had alerted major US airlines of the recall. It also reminded carriers that rules issued in 2016 [faa.gov] prohibit transporting products that have been the subject of a safety recall either in the cabin or as cargo until they have been repaired of[sic] replaced.
Apple initiated the voluntary recall [cnet.com] in June, warning that 15-inch Pros sold between September 2015 and February 2017 "contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk." The company also asked customers to stop using the affected units.
B-b-b-but it hasn't blown up yet!