Feds clear Apple MacBook Pro batteries of safety defects

“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.

Full article here.

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20 Comments

  1. Totally unrelated. The MacBook just arrived. LOVE IT! All these doggone updates, though. I hope the battery doesn’t explode on my lap. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  2. Melting Magsafe……

    I doubt it was the battery that melted your Mac Book…

    It was the sexy pictures of Carmen Electra that you put as your wallpaper.

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  3. Substandard batteries, per Apple own quality standard, are much better than batteries on Dell laptops.

    Michael, maybe you might call Steve and see whether you could get those substandard batteries Apple is getting rid of for you to install on your Dull laptops: Their quality will skyrocket!

  4. From cbs.marketwatch.com:

    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL: 66.74, -0.57, -0.8% ) will recall 1.1 million laptop batteries in the United States that are at risk of overheating, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday. The CPSC said an additional 700,000 batteries were sold outside the U.S. The recalled lithium-ion batteries, with cells manufactured by Sony Corp. (SNE: 43.37, -1.05, -2.4% ) , were used in iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 laptops. According to the the CPSC, Apple has received nine reports of batteries overheating, including two reports of minor burns from handling overheated computers and other reports of minor property damage.

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