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June 20, 2019

Apple is recalling certain MacBook Pro units after saying that their battery "may overheat and pose a fire safety risk."

The company on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of some 15-inch MacBook Pro units sold "primarily" between September 2015 and February 2017, asking customers to stop using them and get a free battery replacement.

"Customer safety is always Apple's top priority, and we have voluntarily decided to replace affected batteries, free of charge," Apple said.

Apple described the recall as affecting a "limited number of older generation" laptops.

Users can visit this page on the Apple website and enter their MacBook's serial number to find out whether this recall applies to them. If it does, Apple says battery replacement service may take one to two weeks. This announcement comes, Fox News points out, after Apple in April previously recalled some AC wall plug adapters and Apple World Travel Adapter Kits after saying they "could break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched." Brendan Morrow

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