MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Apple has recalled thousands of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops because their batteries may overheat and pose a fire safety risk.
The affected laptops were sold between September 2015 through February 2017 in the U.S. and Canada starting at about $2,000.READ MORE: Florida’s Surgeon General Asked To Leave Meeting At State Senator’s Office After Refusing To Wear Mask
Apple, in Cupertino, California, said it has gotten 26 reports about overheating, including 5 reports of minor burns and one report of smoke inhalation. There have also been 17 reports of minor damage to nearby personal property.READ MORE: Finding This Year’s Most Popular Toys May Be Challenging Because Of Supply Chain Issues
The recall involves 432,000 laptops sold in the U.S. and 26,000 sold in Canada.MORE NEWS: Experts Don't Anticipate National Supply Chain Crisis To End Anytime Soon
MacBook Pro owners can check here to see if their computer is recalled and if so eligible for a free battery replacement program.