Washington: The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned some models of Apple MacBook Pro laptops on flights after the company recalled select units that have batteries presenting a fire risk.
"The FAA is aware of the recalled batteries used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops," an agency spokesman said in an email statement Monday (Aug. 12), adding that the agency had "alarmed the airlines about the download."
Apple said in June it would recall a limited number of 15-inch MacBook Pro devices as their batteries are susceptible to overheating. The items were sold between September 2015 and February 2017.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request from Reuters for comment.