Recalled MacBook Pros deemed ‘fire hazards’ by FAA

The US Federal Aviation Administration has issued a notice to airlines regarding recalled batteries, stating that the recently recalled 15-inch MacBook Pro should not be allowed on flights as carry-on baggage or cargo.

According to Bloomberg, 4 airlines- Air Transat, Air Italy, Thomas Cook Airlines and TUI Group Airlines have established a ban that barred the said laptops from being brought aboard as cargo. Furthermore, TUI Group Airlines has mentioned that their flight attendants and airport staff are to make the announcement before taking off and at the gate.


A few months back, Apple has launched a recall & replacement program for the 15-inch MacBook Pro models due to battery concerns. The Cupertino-based company has mentioned that the affected units may contain batteries that could overheat and become a fire safety risk.

Individuals who may have bought a MacBook Pro from September 2015 to February 2017 can visit Apple’s official website and support page, where they can enter their device’s serial number and see if it’s eligible for the replacement.