The Federal Aviation Administration confirms that certain recalled 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops are banned from all flights in the U.S.
In June, Apple computers issued a limited recall for the laptops because they contained batteries that could overheat.
The next month, on July 10th, the FAA retweeted pictures of a damaged MacBook Pro along with a reminder that the batteries, which have also been recalled, are not allowed on airplanes.
The recall is for 15-inch MacBook Pros sold between September 2015 and February 2017 that contain certain types of lithium batteries.
Those batteries were themselves recalled because of a risk of overheating, electric shock, thermal burns, and even fire.
Source: NewsNet | FAA Bans Certain 2015-17 MacBook Pros for Defective Batteries