The owner of the Apple MacBook Pro recently suffered minor injuries as their laptop battery spontaneously ignited. It is a 2015 MacBook Pro laptop.
For those unfamiliar, this is the same model that has been banned by some airlines because its battery was considered a potential fire hazard.
Reddit user shared event details. He showed his hands facing minor burns after trying to pull out a burning laptop under his bed.
While the user faced only minor injuries, the potential damage could be quite large as the flames could lead to major property damage (such as a house fire) or worse injuries.
According to users, the MacBook Pro was located under the bed and in sleep mode and was not charging. But then the owner was awakened by the evaporation caused by the melting of the plastic case of the laptop, and probably due to the burning lithium-ion battery.
This prompted him to take the device out from under the bed. A Reddit user may be considered lucky to have noticed the smoke, but the poisonous fumes and fire could have been deadly.
Back in 2015, Apple released a big wave of recalls of its 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops that sold between September 2015 and February 2016.
The recall came after a number of MacBook Pro units faced incidents such as swelling and explosions. This even caused material damage and the model was marked as a fire hazard. This means that the unfortunate incident that happened recently is probably because the user owns this faulty version of the MacBook Pro.
But while it would be easy to say the owner should have returned it earlier, a Reddit user said his laptop was “already serviced because of this problem” when he sent his model number to the battery recall program form. It remains to be seen how Apple will react to this problem.
But given the age of the device and the problems already surviving, it is very unlikely that there will be any significant recalls and reactions.
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