One week ago, Apple announced a voluntary recall of the 2015 MacBook Pro, specifically the 15-inch model manufactured between September 2015 and February 2017, due to overheating battery issues.
Apple said the batteries “may overheat and pose a fire safety risk”, and it turns out that is indeed the case. According to reports from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) (via MacRumors), Apple received 26 reports of batteries overheating in the MacBook Pro models. Of those reports, five included reports of minor burns. There was one report of smoke inhalation, and 17 reports of minor damage to personal property.
Around 432,000 potentially affected MacBook Pro models were sold in the United States during that stretch of time, with an additional 26,000 models sold in Canada, according to additional information from Health Canada.
There have been no reports of injuries in Canada.
At the time of the recall, Apple informed owners of these specific 15-inch MacBook Pro models to stop using them immediately and follow through with the recall process. Apple will replace the battery in your 15-inch MacBook Pro, as long as it was manufactured within the designated time frame, at no additional cost.
Here’s how to check your MacBook Pro model:
To confirm which model you have, choose About This Mac from the Apple menu () in the upper-left corner of your screen. If you have “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015),” enter your computer’s serial number on the program page to see if it is eligible for a battery replacement.
Did you get your 15-inch MacBook Pro battery replaced?