SriLankan bans older 15-inch MacBook Pro on flight

SriLankan bans older 15-inch MacBook Pro on flight

September 12, 2019   04:06 pm

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SriLankan Airlines has says that older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units will not be allowed in as checked- in or carry-on luggage due to a safety risk announced by the Apple Inc.

The company announced that in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk.

The affected units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017.

SriLankan Airlines, as a safety measure, has requested the passengers to verify with Apple whether their devices are affected by the recall.

The passengers, upon check-in, will be requested to produce such verifications or proof that the battery has been replaced.

In the absence of such verification, their devices will not be allowed in as checked- in or carry-on luggage, SriLankan Airlines stressed.

In order to verify such devices, the users are urged to follow the link Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Recall Program.

The passengers can contact the 24-hour Contact Centre of SriLankan Airlines for more information: +94117771979.

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