The United States Civil Aviation Regulatory Agency (US), the FAA forbids passengers from carrying certain MacBook Pro laptops into the aircraft cabin. The old MacBook Pro in question is a 15-inch MacBook Pro released in mid-2015. This device is also marketed between 2015 and 2017.
The ban was implemented by the FAA after Apple appealed that the MacBook Pro model was prone to catch fire or explode. “FAA is aware that there is a MacBook Pro laptop equipped with a problematic battery,” said the FAA. “In early July, we notified a number of airlines about this information, and then we told the public,” the FAA added.
The ban on carrying the MacBook Pro was also posted by the FAA as an appeal so that airlines comply with aviation safety regulations set by the FAA since 2016. However, it is not certain how airport officials or airlines check the MacBook Pro which is equipped with an easy battery burning it. But a little picture, one group of European airlines, TUI Airlines, will appeal to passengers regarding the prohibition of carrying the affected MacBook Pro onboarding gates and before passengers take-off.
For information, this is not the first time electronic devices are prohibited from being carried on a plane. In 2016, smartphones made by Samsung Galaxy Note 7 were also banned from entering the plane.
That’s because the Galaxy Note 7’s battery is reportedly problematic and explosive. Cases of an explosion of Galaxy Note 7 also happened several times, not just once. How to check for a problematic MacBook Pro Although hit by explosive issues, Apple claims not all 15-inch MacBook Pro (2015) has a problematic battery. In the US, as reported by a Bloomberg report, there are around 432,000 units of MacBook Pro that have problematic batteries, while in Canada there are about 26,000 units.
To find out if your 15-inch (2015) MacBook Pro has a problem or not, you can visit Apple’s Battery Recall Program site at the following link. On that site, you can enter the serial number of the related product and can get information on whether your MacBook Pro is equipped with an explosive battery or not. If so, Apple will offer a free battery replacement with a number of mechanisms listed on the site.