Cupertino (CA) – The iPhone manufacturer Apple officially started a product recall on April 20, 2018. The affected 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar), which was manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017, can have a component installed which might cause the built-in battery to expand.
Apple emphasizes that this “… is not a safety issue and .. will replace eligible batteries, free of charge”. These models can easily be identified by checking their serial number as outlined on the website.
It is recommended to visit the Apple support website. Any affected device will be repaired free of charge. However, the manufacturer points out that the following restrictions apply for this recall:
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(Reference: Screenshot, Apple Inc, apple.com, April 2018)
Currently affected models:
If you have previously repaired the MacBook Pro for this defect, you can contact Apple directly for a refund of the amount paid. Otherwise, you can select one of the following contact options to organize the free repair:
Reference: Apple Inc. April 2018.