Apple is recalling some MacBook Pro laptops due to a fire hazard. They say that in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk.
The MacBook Pros in question have a screen that measures 15 inches diagonally and were sold in Canada and the U-S from September 2015 through February 2017. That is to say a model “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015).” With specifications – 15.4 inch (diagonal) display, 2.2-2.5 GHz processors, 256 GB-1 TB solid state storage, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3 ports, and one HDMI port. According to Apple there were some 26,000 of the computers were sold in Canada and approximately 432,000 were sold in the U.S.
However, the only way to be certain your MacBook Pro is on the list is to check the serial number on their website.
Apple says that out of a concern for customer safety they are voluntarily deciding to replace affected batteries and will do so free of charge.