The The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned some MacBook Pro laptop models on commercial flights., after Apple Inc. reported a few weeks ago that some units had batteries that represented a fire hazard.
In a statement, the aviation regulator warned US airlines and asked them to follow the safety instructions for products with recalled batteries, meaning that affected Apple laptops should not be taken during flights as cargo or portable luggage for the passengers.
Apple said last June that it would remove some 15-inch MacBook Pro drivers because the battery may "heat up and risk safety". The units of this model were sold between September 2015 and February 2017, the manufacturer said on that occasion.
What happens in other jurisdictions?
For its part, the The European Union Air Safety Agency has not banned to users entering these MacBook Pro models, but recommended airlines follow the 2017 rules that require lithium-ion battery replacement Turn off and do not use during the flight, Bloomberg reported.
He also said that four US airlines have already started banning these computers on flights, with announcements before boarding and later. However, users who have changed their batteries with the Apple app can fly without a problem.
To find out if the MacBook Pro is one of the battery-risk models in the battery, Apple recommends following some of the guidelines in the following link.
The problem of battery heating has cost many manufacturers. In 2016 Samsung had to remove the Galaxy Note 7, after several explosions of the device.