The US aviation regulator doesn’t allow to select MacBook Pro laptops from flights

FILE PHOTO: the Apple logo can be seen as two of the MacBooks are next to each other in an office in Vienna, Austria, on January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

(Reuters) – the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned certain models of Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops, in flight, after the company has recalled the select units that have had the batteries pose a fire risk.

“The FAA is aware of the recall of batteries used in Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops, the office’s spokesman, said in a statement via e-mail on Monday, adding that the agency “warned the airlines about the recall.”

As Apple said in June it would be the creation of a limited number of the 15-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro systems, when the batteries were prone to overheating. The units were sold between September 2015 and February 2017.

Apple did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Reporting Debroop Roy in Bengaluru and David Shepardson in Washington; Editing by Rashmi Aich

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