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The move came after it was discovered that some MacBook batteries were malfunctioning and overheating.
The manufacturer has discovered which batch of models is affected, and is now offering free battery replacements to anyone with one of those models, to reduce the chance of serious damage/injury.
Which MacBooks are included?
As you would suspect, not all 15-inch MacBook Pro units in history are affected by this battery recall. It8217;s only a specific range from a specific year/model.
How to check if your MacBook Pro is affected
On that very first screen you8217;ll see which MacBook you have, and you8217;re looking for “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)”. If any of that information is different on yours, particularly the year/date at the end, your laptop isn8217;t included.
It8217;s worth noting that it8217;s not even all MacBooks from this range, you also need to check your machine8217;s serial number. This serial number is also on that first 8220;About This Mac8221; page, at the bottom of the window.
Once you have that, go to the dedicated Apple battery replacement page, then enter your serial number into the field, and hit 8220;submit8221;.
After confirming your eligibility 8211; presuming you do need a replacement battery 8211; you8217;ll need to choose a service option offered by Apple.
These are the usual options, including: finding an Apple authorised service provider, making an appointment at your local Apple retail store, or contacting Apple Support to arrange for your laptop to be collected.