The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned certain models of Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops on flights, after the company warned their batteries could pose fire risks.
Apple said in June it would recall a limited number of 15-inch MacBook Pro units as their batteries were susceptible to overheating.
The units were sold between September 2015 and February 2017 and can be identified by their product serial numbers.
“The FAA is aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops,” a spokesman for the agency said on Monday.
He added that airlines have been alerted about the recall.
It is not yet clear whether the Civil Aviation Authority will follow suit in banning the affected MacBook Pro models on flights in and out of the UK.
MacBook Pro owners can check if their model is affected by typing the serial number into Apple’s support page .
If you do have an affected model, you need to contact the company to have the battery replaced free of charge, which may take up to two weeks.
The news comes after Apple was forced to recall certain AC wall plug adapters earlier this year, after confirming they can break and risk giving users electric shocks.
The three-pronged plugs are primarily used in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore.
They were sold with Mac computer and mobile devices between 2003 and 2010, as well as part of the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit.