Apple recently announced a voluntary recall of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pros. The battery can overheat, posing a possible safety and fire risk. Representatives from Apple did not immediately return Red Tricycle’s request for comment.

If you have a MacBook Pro, read on for important recall information.

photo: Courtesy of Apple

Recalled Product Description: Apple MacBook Pro

The current recall includes 15-inch MacBook Pro units. The majority of the MacBooks recalled were sold between September 2015 and February 2017.

Why the MacBooks Were Recalled

According to Apple, the battery in the recalled MacBooks can overheat, leading to a serious safety risk.

How to Tell If Your MacBook Was Recalled

This recall only applies to older model 15-inch MacBook Pros. Along with the date of purchase (between September 2015 and February 2017) you can also confirm that your MacBook is part of the recall by choosing “About This Mac” from the Apple menu (upper left corner of the screen). MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015 owners can enter the serial number on the program page as well.

What MacBook Owners Can Do

If you have the affected unit stop using it immediately. Apple will replace the battery, free of charge. To get your replacement visit an Apple Authorized Service Provider, make an appointment at an Apple retail store or contact Apple Support to arrange mail-in service. All options require service via an Apple Repair Center. According to Apple’s website, this may take one to two weeks.

—Erica Loop

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