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The FAA has banned recalled MacBook Pros from all flights — like any other bad battery

The Verge Wednesday, 14 August 2019 ()
The FAA has banned recalled MacBook Pros from all flights — like any other bad batteryThis 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...
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The FAA just banned a model of MacBook Pro from all flights — here's how to check if your laptop is included

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