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* Sri Lanka national carrier bans Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro onboard due to safety risk
Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 07:21 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

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.

 

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