FAA bans Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro from U.S. flights over fire risk

If you own a 15-inch MacBook Pro, don’t plan on taking it on a flight anytime soon.  The FAA has placed a ban on certain models of the Apple MacBook Pro laptops.

The ban comes after Apple recalled the laptops in June over concerns of the batteries overheating and causing a potential fire risk.

The FAA says you will not be allowed to board with the laptops as a carry-on or place them in the cargo area.  The ban pertains to the 15-inch MacBook Pro models which were sold between September 2015 and February 2017.  Apple says it has been replacing the batteries in question at no charge.

Click here to find out more about the Apple battery recall program.