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FAA Prohibits Recalled MacBook Pros from Flights

Accepted submission by martyb at 2019-08-14 02:49:27 from the don't blow it [up] dept.

FAA Prohibits Recalled MacBook Pros from Flights []:

Some Macbook [] Pros have been banned from flights by US aviation safety regulators. The move comes less than two months after Apple [] recalled the older laptops over a risk of battery fire.

The Federal Aviation Administration, confirming an earlier report by Bloomberg [], said it was "aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro [] laptops" and in July had alerted major US airlines of the recall. It also reminded carriers that rules issued in 2016 [] 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 [] 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!

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