Apple is not taking any chance with their 2015 MacBook Pro laptops and has started recalling them over a possible fire hazard. The company had received complaints about the 15-inch MacBook Pros that were sold between the duration of September 2015 and February 2017. The main reason for this is being noted as a battery problem, where they could overheat and eventually lead to an unintended fire issue.
Out of the 26 complaints received by Apple for battery overheating issue, there was one report of smoke inhalation, five reports of minor burns and 17 reports of small damages to nearby personal property.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ordered Apple to immediately recall the 215 15-inch MacBook Pros citing to a fire safety hazard. The 15-inch MacBook Pro comes with a 2.2-2.5 GHz processors, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3 ports, and one HDMI port and 256GB-1TB solid-state storage.
Apple will be offering a free battery replacement for the owners of these MacBook Pros. If you own a 2015 MacBook Pro, it is advisable that you stop using this device and get your battery replaced as a measure of precaution.
All you have to do is head over to the 15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Recall Program page set up by Apple. Here you can check for the eligibility of your MacBook Pro by typing in the unique serial number. If you are eligible, you can get your battery replaced with an Apple-authorized service provider. Apple will first check your device before the replacement and then send it over which will take around 1-2 weeks.