Some Apple laptops banned from airline flights for fire risk

This might seem like common sense: if your 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina Display is a fire risk, you can’t bring it on an airplane. But Bloomberg is reporting that the FAA is taking the extra step of explicitly banning select recalled MacBook Pros from being brought aboard as cargo or carry-ons — seemingly singling out these devices like it did with the infamous Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone. In a statement to The Verge, though, an FAA spokeperson suggested that its actions here were actually pretty routine — a reminder to airlines that any device with a recalled lithium-based battery, including the MacBook Pro, isn’t allowed on planes: The FAA is aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops. In early... Continue reading…

Some Apple laptops banned from airline flights for fire risk

Federal safety officials have banned some Apple laptops from airline flights after Apple recalled the batteries because they could catch fire.

Wed 14 Aug 19 from TechXplore

FAA tells airlines MacBook Pros with defective batteries can’t fly

MacBook Pros subject to Apple's June recall are banned from US flights.

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Arstechnica

Recalled 15-inch MacBook Pros get banned from flights due to battery fire risk

Back in June, Apple issued a voluntary recall of its select 15-inch MacBook Pros with defective batteries that were prone to overheating and could end up on fire. The company requested customers ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Techspot

Apple Has A Samsung Moment As FAA Bans Recalled MacBook Pros From US Flights

The FAA has a history of banning devices from commercial flights that are covered in a recall that poses a fire risk. A fire in a commercial aircraft flying at altitude is a major hazard, to ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from HotHardware

FAA issues flight ban on 2015 MacBook Pros with faulty batteries

If you have a 2015 model of the 15-inch MacBook Pro, you may want to take up Apple on its free battery replacement offer before bringing it with you on a flight. The US Federal Aviation ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from Engadget

U.S. aviation regulator bans select MacBook Pro laptops from flights

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned certain models of Apple Inc's MacBook Pro laptops on flights, after the company recalled select units which had batteries posing fire risks. ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from Reuters Technology

FAA prohibits recalled Macbook Pros from flights - CNET

Laptops were recalled due to battery fire risk.

Tue 13 Aug 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

The FAA is banning some MacBook Pros from flights–here’s why

The MacBook Pros banned on flights include 15-inch models sold between September 2015 and February 2017. The Federal Aviation Administration has announced that it is banning select MacBook Pros ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Fastcompany Tech


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