Best Buy has moved to recall 5,100 replacement batteries for the MacBook Pro due to a fire risk.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said Wednesday that there have been 13 reports that the battery caught fire. One consumer suffered a serious burn on the leg.Best Buy Co. is voluntarily recalling both black and white ATG lithium-ion replacement batteries for the notebook computers. The batteries were sold online or shipped to customers through its Geek Squad services from September of 2008 through June of 2012 for about $50.Best Buy said it is contacting customers to ask them to return the batteries for replacement or for a Best Buy gift card. Company spokesman Jeff Shelman noted that Best Buy is only one of many retailers that may have sold the batteries.The model number ‘MC-MBOOK13B’ is on the label of the black battery and ‘MC-BOOK13W’ is on the label of the white battery. The ATG logo is on both.The CPSC has advised MacBook Pro users to ‘immediately stop using the recalled battery, remove it from the computer and contact Best Buy for a replacement Apple brand battery or a $50 Best Buy gift card as a full refund.’
Hidden danger: Best Buy has announced a recall of 5,100 replacement batteries for the MacBook Pro due to a fire risk
A Best Buy spokesperson told the tech blog Gizmodothat while it was ‘only one of many companies that may have sold these batteries, we feel they are a potential fire and burn hazard and want to keep our customers safe.’International Business Timesreported that it is not uncommon for lithium-ion batteries to overheat, and Apple has had its fair share of problems with its devices getting too hot. Most recently, Consumer Reports found that the new iPad released in March can reach temperatures as high as 116 degrees.
Fire hazard: The model number 'MC-MBOOK13B' is on the label of the black ATG lithium-ion batteries being recalled by Best Best
In 2011, there were two well-documented instances of iPhones spontaneously bursting into flames.However, an Apple representative reassured concerned customers last year that the company’s devices operate 'well within our thermal specifications.
In good faith: Best Buy said that while it is not the only store selling the batteries, the company wants to make sure that its customers are safe
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