See if your MacBook Pro is affected.
Just this weekend, Apple has issued a recall of its 15-inch MacBook Pro that was sold between September 2015 and February 2017. The company was specific that only the 15-inch MacBook Pro is affected and does not affect other models.
The recall was due to a faulty battery that may pose a safety risk that can overheat in certain situations. “Apple has determined that, in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. Affected units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and product eligibility is determined by the product serial number,” Apple said in a support page.
The support page can also check if your unit is affected using your device’s serial number. If your device is affected, you can head to any Apple Retail Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider to have your battery replaced, even if you’ve brought it from another source. This service will take 1-2 weeks and will be completely free of charge.