The FAA has banned some older-generaion MacBook Pro laptops that have been recalled by Apple because the batteries are prone to overheating.
Heads up, travelers, the Federal Aviation Administration has banned certain MacBook Pro laptops in checked or carry-on bags; Apple recalled them in June. .
The ban is actually a more concisely enumerated direction by the aviation regulator as it relates to recalls.
"The FAA is aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops," the Federal Aviation Administration told USA TODAY in a statement on Wednesday. "In early July, we alerted airlines about the recall, and we informed the public. We issued reminders to continue to follow instructions about recalls." ."
In the fine print on its Packsafe page, the FAA states that "lithium batteries recalled by the manufacturer/vendor must not be carried aboard aircraft or packed in baggage unless the recalled product/component has been replaced or repaired or otherwise made safe per manufacturer/vendor instructions."