"In early July, we alerted airlines about the recall, and we informed the public", the airline regulator told NPR and Bloomberg in an emailed statement. You can, however, take it on a flight once its battery has been replaced. The FAA's 2016 alert to carriers warned of the risk of the "potential risk of catastrophic hull loss" due to transporting lithium batteries if they caught fire and exploded.
Apple had received 26 reports of MacBook Pros battery overheating, including five reports of users receiving minor burns, one report of smoke inhalation, and 17 reports minor damage to nearby personal property.
"Please note that the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro laptop, sold between mid-2015 to February-2017 is prohibited on board any of our mandate carriers", a TCE operations coordinator wrote to employees.More news: Seahawks quarterback Wilson joins Sounders ownership group
"The battery issue affects a limited number of 15" MacBook Pro units that are sold between September 2015 to February 2017. The company already announced that the MacBook Pro model is no longer allowed in any of its airlines and said its personnel will remind passengers at the gate and before takeoff.
"RECALLED BATTERIES AND DEVICES: Lithium batteries recalled by the manufacturer/vendor must not be carried aboard aircraft or packed in baggage", the FAA states. Once new batteries are installed in the laptops, customers are free to fly with the computers. You can enter your Macbook Pro serial number over here to find out. Looking at the serial numbers specified by Apple, that's about 460,000 units sold in the USA and Canada.
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An Apple Macbook Pro with Touch Bar. In 2016, Samsung Electronics Co.'s Note 7 was banned from U.S. flights due to a fire hazard after the handset's battery exploded in multiple incidents. The flames can be extinguished with water and flight attendants are trained how to address it. Stricter rules on shipping them have been introduced since then.
Because of that same risk, the FAA is calling on the 2016 instructions it gave airlines.
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