Apple has announced a voluntary MacBook Pro Battery Recall Program. The units sold between September 2015 and February 2017 are said to be affected. According to Apple the batteries on select 15-inch MacBook Pro unit “may overheat and pose a fire safety risk.”
Apple clearly mentions that the issue only affects select 15-inch MacBook Pro models that have been sold between September 2015 and February 2017. If your MacBook Pro is found to be affected by this issue then Apple will replace the battery for free.
In order to assist the users, Apple has launched a support page. You can simply head over to the MacBook Pro support page and punch in your MacBook Pro serial number. This is how you can check whether your MacBook Pro is eligible for recall.
First check to see which 15-inch MacBook Pro you have. Choose About This Mac from the Apple menu () in the upper-left corner of your screen. Confirm your model is “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015).” If you have that model, enter your computer’s serial number below to see if it is eligible for this program.
Apple has asked the affected users to stop using their MacBook Pro and find an Apple Authorised Service Provider to get a free battery replacement. After submitting, your MacBook Pro will be examined and eligibility will be verified. Is your MacBook Pro eligible for the recall? Let us know if you faced any battery issues on the MacBook Pro.