Apple MacBook Pro Recall
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 apple.com/support/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall 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.