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In the United States, it was banned to transport Apple MacBook Pro laptops that are subject to recall due to battery problems

16.08.2019 0 Comments

In the United States, it was banned to transport Apple MacBook Pro laptops that are subject to recall due to battery problems

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Despite the fact that in June Apple launched a program for free replacement of batteries of a limited number of MacBook Pro laptops, which are prone to overheating and even fire, this procedure, of course, is optional. That is, there will certainly be those who, for one reason or another, will not exchange the device. Taught by the bitter experience with Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones and other problematic consumer electronics, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) decided to play it safe and imposed a ban on the flight of these Apple MacBook Pro laptops that were subject to revocation. The ban applies both to carriage in luggage and in hand luggage.

“The FAA is aware of the recalled batteries that are used on some Apple MacBook Pro laptops. In early July, we warned airlines about the recall and informed the public. We sent out notices in accordance with recall instructions set out in the 2016 FAA Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 16011 and provided the public with the necessary information on the FAA Packsafe website: https://www.faa.gov/hazmat/packsafe/. ", – said in a statement to the regulator.

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True, the ban itself is a pure formality.

The fact is that the FAA recommendation is not mandatory for US airlines. In addition, it is unlikely that airline employees will conduct a thorough search of owners of Apple MacBook Pro laptops and check whether a particular instance is dangerous. That is, the implementation of these recommendations will depend on the conscientiousness of a person.

Recall, subject to recall 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro, sold between September 2015 and February 2017. You can check a specific computer for a problem by entering the serial number of a special service page. You can find it on the device’s case or in the Apple menu on your computer.

Bloomberg writes that at least one European conglomerate, TUI Group Airlines, will make specific announcements related to the explosive MacBook Pro at the entrance when boarding a flight.

Source: The Verge

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