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FAA confirms recalled 2015 15-inch MacBook Pros are banned from U.S. flights

Remember how Samsung suffered the indignity of having the Galaxy Note 7 banned from U.S. flights after one exploded in Southwest Airlines passenger’s set? Today Apple is attracting slightly similar attention after Bloomberg quoted a statement from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration confirming that 2015 15-inch MacBook Pros with defective batteries are banned from U.S. flights. The FAA’s statement follows a voluntary recall for the devices that Apple issued in June following reports that the batteries were prone to overheating, and the recall applies to all variations of this model made between September 2015 and February 2017.

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