Sept 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines joining the growing number of international airlines, has banned the recalled Apple MacBook Pro laptops from cargo and carry-on luggage due to fire safety risk.
Apple has determined that, in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. Affected units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017. The battery in the affected laptops can overheat, potentially swelling or igniting, according to Apple.
Issuing a statement, SriLankan Airlines requested the passengers as a safety measure to verify with Apple whether their devices are affected by the recall.
The passengers are requested upon check-in to produce such verifications or proof that the battery has been replaced.
In the absence of such verification, their devices will not be allowed in as checked- in or carry-on luggage, the airline said.
In order to verify their device, the passengers were asked to follow the link Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Recall Program.
For more information, passengers can contact SriLankan Airlines 24 Hour Contact Center on +94117771979.