US airlines no longer bring back recalled models of the MacBook Pro. The laptops are a fire hazard due to battery problems.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has put the MacBooks in question on the list of prohibited products on flights and has informed airlines about this, Bloomberg said.
The laptops may not be taken in both hand baggage and checked baggage. Aviation companies will also make calls prior to a flight to alert customers to this.
The FAA points out that recalled gadgets with battery problems are never welcome on US planes. However, extra attention is paid to the MacBooks.
It is not the first time that the FAA has banned a specific gadget in aircraft. The same happened with the Galaxy Note 7 a few years ago, when it turned out that the device could catch fire. The Note 7 was eventually withdrawn from the market.
Apple replaces batteries with fire-hazardous laptops
Apple warned MacBook owners in June about problems with a number of MacBook Pros. This includes 15-inch models sold between September 2015 and February 2017.
Customers can report to Apple to see if their laptop has one of the fire-hazardous batteries. If so, the company will replace it for free.