Apple launched a Recall & Replacement Program today for the 15-inch 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The concern is that the batteries for units that were sold from September 2015 to February 2017 may be prone to overheating and risk of fire.
MacBook Pro users are recommended to stop using their units until they can have the batteries replaced. Apple has made a recall page where individuals can check and see if their Macs are affected.
The company’s voluntary recall could possibly be linked to the video of a MacBook Pro 2015 with Retina Display catching fire that went viral on Twitter and Reddit.
My MacBook Pro exploded today during normal use. No injuries, luckily. Some damage to the house. Could have been worse – good thing I wasn’t on a plane.
— White Panda (@whitepanda) May 29, 2019
Apple directs the users to find the nearest authorized Apple service provider, opt for mail-in repair or make an appointment to have their machines fixed at an Apple Store. Keep in mind that affected laptops will be sent to Apple Repair Centers and may take up to two weeks before it could be sent back. Replacement is free of charge.