U.S. aviation regulator bans select MacBook Pro 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 Pro laptops on flights, after the corporate recalled select models which had batteries posing fireplace dangers.

“The FAA is aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops,” the company’s spokesman mentioned in an emailed assertion on Monday, including that the company has “alerted airlines about the recall.”

Apple mentioned in June it might recall a restricted variety of 15-inch MacBook Pro models as their batteries have been inclined to overheating. The models have been bought 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; Editing by Rashmi Aich

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