FAA Bans Some Apple Laptops From Flights Over Fire Risk

The Apple logo in an arranged photograph in Bangkok, Thailand, on Feb. 3, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Brent Lewin.
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Tuesday it is banning certain MacBook Pro laptops from flights after Apple recently said that batteries in select units posed fire risks.

The FAA said in a statement to The Hill it was “aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops” and that it had informed major U.S. airlines of the recall.

The agency went on to remind airlines to follow 2016 safety instructions for products containing recalled batteries, which would mean that the affected laptops should not be taken on airplanes as cargo or in carry-on baggage.

Read more at The Hill.



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