What you need to know
- A MacBook Pro owner posted images of Facebook of his notebook affected by the recall issue.
- His MacBook Pro blew up, searing the computer and filling the house with smoke and strong chemical odor.
- Luckily his computer was on a coffee table so the damage was kept to a minimum.
Last month, Apple launched a voluntary recall for a limited number of 2015 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros sold between 2015 and 2017. The recall was over an overheating issue related to the battery and one owner specifically experienced the worst case scenario effect and posted images of exactly what could happen to a MacBook Pro. It isn't pretty.
Here's what Gagne said in his post:
The post highlights the danger of the recall and should be a warning to all owners of the recalled MacBook Pro model to take in their notebooks in for repair as soon as possible. Luckily, no one was harmed in Gagne's experience, but that might not always be the case.
If you own a 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro and aren't sure if your notebook is affected by the recall, go to Apple's recall page (opens in new tab) and type in the serial number. If your notebook is included in the recall, we strongly urge you to take advantage of Apple's free repair service.
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