Apple MacBook Pro Recall

Published On June 25, 2019 | By Tom Huskerson | News and Analysis

If you own an Apple MacBook Pro you need to get it checked. Apple has announced a recall of the popular 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops. Battery overheating problems pose a potential safety risk.

Apple asked owners of select MacBook Pros manufactured between September 2015 and February 2017 to return them to Apple, or carry them to their nearest Apple Store or Best Buy, to have the battery replaced.

In a statement Apple said, “Because customer safety is a top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using affected 15-inch MacBook Pro units. Customers should visit for details on product eligibility and how to have a battery replaced, free of charge.”

To determine if your MacBook is subject to the recall go to the above website and enter your MacBook’s serial number. Only those that say “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015),” when checking the “About this MacBook” option in the Apple menu in the top right corner of the screen are subject to the recall.

Breaking It Down

Apple is one the most popular and profitable companies on Earth and through all of history. No company is immune from the occasional product defect. But this is more serious than Apple is willing to admit publicly. In their statement they clearly state “…stop using the affected 15-inch MacBook Pro units.” What does that tell you? It should be a warning that something is seriously wrong and you need to heed the recall. When a company asks customers to stop using their product until it can be repaired that’s a pretty serious request. Personally I fault Apple and its legal department for not coming clean on this issue. As customers we deserve to know if we are in danger. This warning is watered down just enough to protect Apple from legal peril while at the same time not causing a serious alarm. I thought better of Apple.

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About The Author

Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. Tom attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has also written both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and Tom is not the chief editor for the OnTechStreet. com. A news and information blog that focuses on tech news for African-Americans. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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