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Apple recalls faulty batteries

Apple has issued a worldwide recall of faulty rechargeable batteries for use with 15-inch MacBook Pro laptop computer.

The company said the batteries, sold between February and May this year, did not meet “our high standards for battery performance” and would be replaced free of charge.

But Apple added that the affected batteries – bearing model number A1175 and a 12-digit serial number ending with U7SA, U7SB or U7SC – were not a safety risk and users could continue with their current laptop battery until a replacement arrived.

The Apple recall follows a string of battery problems hitting rival laptop manufacturers. In May, Hewlett-Packard was forced to recall more than 15,000 laptop batteries worldwide because a fault made them a fire hazard.

The move came six months after the HP recalled 135,000 lithium ion rechargeable battery packs after faulty devices overheated, melting users’ laptops.

In December, hardware giant Dell recalled 22,000 laptop batteries, because of fire risks from overheating. The firm received three reports of batteries overheating, with damage to a tabletop, a desktop and minor damage to personal effects.

 

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