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US aviation regulator bans Apple laptops from flights

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the US aviation regulator, has banned certain models of Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops on flights.

TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports the ban is following the recall by Apple of select units of the MacBook Pro laptops that had batteries posing fire risks.

“The FAA is aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops,” the agency’s spokesman said in an emailed statement on Monday, adding that the agency has “alerted airlines about the recall.”

Recall Apple had in June said it would recall a limited number of 15-inch MacBook Pro units as their batteries were susceptible to overheating.

The units were sold between September 2015 and February 2017, and the company had then said it would replace the batteries free of charge.

Apple company said the recall does not include newer 15-inch MacBook Pro units or Apple laptops of other sizes and variations.

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