Apple is warning that some of its MacBook Pro laptops may have an issue with their batteries.
The US technology firm issued the alert after discovering that a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro machines could overheat and pose a safety risk.
Apple says that the laptops were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 but it’s worth all Pro users check their devices.
If you are concerned your MacBook could be hit by the battery issue then you can check your laptop at apple.com/support/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall.
Here you’ll find details on product eligibility and how to have a battery replaced, free of charge.
To confirm which model you have, choose About This Mac from the Apple menu () in the upper-left corner of your screen.
If you have “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015),” enter your computer’s serial number on the program page to see if it is eligible for a battery replacement.
Apple has confirmed that the recall does not affect any other 15-inch MacBook Pro units or other Mac notebooks.
However, because customer safety is a top priority for the firm, Apple is asking customers to stop using affected 15-inch MacBook Pro units with immediate effect.
This warning comes as Apple recently announced some refreshed MacBooks.
The popular MacBook Pro has just received a major reboot which now makes it the fastest Mac notebook the US technology firm has ever made.
Apple’s updated machines now include improved 8th and 9th generation Intel Core processors, bringing eight cores to the MacBook Pro for the first time.
This means the Pro now delivers two times faster performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40 per cent more performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro.
Speaking about the update Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac Product Marketing said: “Whether it’s college students mastering a course of study, developers building world-class apps or video editors creating feature films, we’re constantly amazed at what our customers do with their MacBook Pro.
“Now with 8-core processors for an incredible performance boost, along with its stunning Retina display, fast storage, all-day battery life and running macOS, MacBook Pro continues to be the world’s best pro notebook and we can’t wait to get it into our customer’s hands to see what they do next.”