Canadians all over the country use Apple products – from their iPhones to their Macbook laptops, it's no secret that Apple is a popular choice for tech products. So if you use one of their MacBook Pro laptops, you may want to check that it isn't currently under recall. Apple is recalling select MacBook Pro laptops in Canada due to a "fire safety risk".
You may have felt your laptop overheat before and thought it was no big deal. However, for some MacBook Pro laptops, it could be a fire safety risk.
Apple Canada announced on their website that the tech company is recalling 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops, which were sold during an approximately one year and a half period.
"Apple has determined that, in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk," reads the recall notice. "Affected units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and product eligibility is determined by the product serial number".
The company will fix your laptop battery for free. "Customer safety is always Apple's top priority, and we have voluntarily decided to replace affected batteries, free of charge," says the company in the recall notice.
So how do you check whether your 15-inch MacBook Pro is eligible for the recall? First, check which model your laptop is, by clicking "About This Mac" from the Apple menu on your computer.
If it is the "MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)", then in the same window, copy your laptop's serial number and enter it on the recall statement on Apple's website to check if you're eligible. Apple is asking customers to stop using the affected laptop.
If your MacBook Pro is affected by the recall, you caneither take it to an Apple Authorized Service Provider or head to your local Apple Retail Store, just make sure to make an appointment first. It may take them one to two weeks to fix the battery.
To find out more about the recall, you can visit Apple's website and read the full notice.