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Air India Requested Passengers Not To Carry 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro As Checked In or In Hand Baggage, Know The Reason Here

In agreement with the advisory announced by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Indian carrier Air India on Saturday requested passengers not to carry “15-inch Apple MacBook Pro (purchased between September 2015 – February 2017) as checked-in or hand baggage.

Issuing a public note on Twitter, Air India said, “In view of the advisory by DGCA regarding the transportation of affected lithium batteries by Air, we request our Passengers not to carry 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro (purchased between September 2015 – February 2017) as checked-in or hand baggage.

The DGCA on August 26 urged passengers not to fly with older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro. The Apple Mac Book Pro 15-inches have ( (purchased between September 2015 – February 2017)) been recalled by Apple, due to safety risk.

As per the advisory released by Air India “Consequent upon the recall of a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops by Apple (sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017) due to fears that their batteries may overheat and pose a safety risk,” 

In the month of June this year, Apple had stated a voluntary recall of a limited number of Apple MacBook Pro over safety risk. These laptops were all those sold between September 2015 and February 2017. The company also set up a website for the customers to check whether their MacBook Pro unit is affected or not. Apple said at that time that these laptops had a flawed battery that might get overheat. The company was substituting the battery with the new one of the affected units free-of-charge.

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