Apple recalls some 2015 MacBook Pro laptops over battery overheating concerns

Customers can get an affected Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro battery replaced, free of charge.
Customers can get an affected Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro battery replaced, free of charge. PHOTO: APPLE

SINGAPORE - Apple has announced a voluntary recall of some its 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops which contain batteries that may overheat and pose a safety risk. 

In a statement on Thursday (June 20, US time), Apple said the affected MacBook Pro units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017.

The affected laptops can be identified by their product serial numbers. 

Customers should visit the battery recall programme page for details on product eligibility and how to have the battery replaced for free.

To confirm if a MacBook Pro is affected by the recall, choose "About This Mac" from the Apple menu in the upper-left corner of the laptop's screen.

If it is “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)”, enter the computer's serial number on the programme page to see if it is eligible for a battery replacement.

However, this battery recall programme does not extend the standard warranty coverage of the 15-inch MacBook Pro. 

This recall does not affect any other 15-inch MacBook Pro units or other Mac laptops.

Apple did not specify how many units are affected.