U.S. aviation regulator bans choose MacBook Professional laptops from flights

FILE PHOTO: Apple firm logos are seen as two MacBooks stand subsequent to one another in an workplace in Vienna, Austria January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

(Reuters) – U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned sure fashions of Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) MacBook Professional laptops on flights, after the corporate recalled choose items which had batteries posing hearth dangers.

“The FAA is conscious of the recalled batteries which might be utilized in some Apple MacBook Professional laptops,” the company’s spokesman mentioned in an emailed assertion on Monday, including that the company has “alerted airways concerning the recall.”

Apple mentioned in June it could recall a restricted variety of 15-inch MacBook Professional items as their batteries have been inclined to overheating. The items have been offered between September 2015 and February 2017.

Apple didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters’ request for remark.

Reporting by Debroop Roy in Bengaluru and David Shepardson in Washington; Modifying by Rashmi Aich

Author: Maxwell C.

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