Apple received 26 reports of batteries overheating in recalled MacBook Pro models

What you need to know

  • Apple's recall of the 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro could affect as many as 458,000 units.
  • That's according to a report for the US Consudmer Product Safety Commission.
  • The report also revealed Apple received 26 reports of the laptop's battery overheating.

Last week Apple announced a recall that would affect 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro models sold between 2015 and 2017 due to battery issues that could lead to overheating. We're finding out just how pervasive the issue truly is.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a report outlining Apple's recall of the 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro. According to the report, the recall could affect about 432,000 units sold in the US and 26,000 that were sold in Canada.

The report also revealed that Apple has received 26 reports of the laptop's battery overheating. That includes five reports of minor burns, one report of smoke inhalation and 17 reports of minor damage to nearby property.

Apple has already warned owners of these MacBook Pro models to stop using the notebook and take them into an Apple store for a battery replacement free of charge. We reiterate Apple's warning.

If you are unsure if you quality for the recall, go to Apple's program page (opens in new tab) and enter the notebook's serial number to confirm. To find the serial number, press on the Apple logo on the upper right corner, click on About This Mac and you'll see the serial number located within the Overview tab.

  • My MBP 2015 has a swollen battery, and this is after it already being replaced under Apple Care, and Apple says it doesn't qualify for the program, nor is there any Apple Care left so they want $259CAD to replace it. I get it.. it's out of warranty and out of Apple Care but I really question the qualification for the program part. 👀
  • Next article is about the failing motherboards in the new macbook air I hope.
  • It certainly is :) Hopefully this gets resolved soon as I might be on the lookout for a MacBook Air