“The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has reviewed substandard batteries for Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks but determined they didn’t pose any safety threat, a commission spokesman told CRN Wednesday,” Edward F. Moltzen reports for CRN.
Moltzen reports, “Apple has voluntarily launched an exchange program for batteries sold in some 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops, but the Cupertino, Calif., company said on its support Web site that it was doing so only because it discovered the batteries ‘do not meet our high standards for battery performance.'”
Moltzen reports, “The batteries were sold between February and May, and Apple said that since there are no safety issues, the batteries could still be used until replacements arrive. Apple spokesmen didn’t return calls for comment on the matter.”
“Apple solution providers that CRN interviewed about the MacBook Pro battery issue said they hadn’t received reports from customers about major defects or problems with batteries, though some minor, non-hazardous issues have emerged, such as batteries that fail to recharge properly,” Moltzen reports.
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