MacBook Pro laptops that are subject to an Apple recall
cannot be taken aboard commercial flights.
In an emailed statement Wednesday, the FAA said it reached
out to airlines in early July to alert them of the recall.
In June, Apple announced the voluntary recall of certain
15-inch MacBook Pro units. Those units, which were sold primarily between
September 2015 and February 2017, "contain a battery that may overheat and
pose a safety risk," Apple says.
A 2016 FAA safety alert specifically banned from commercial
flights any product that is subject to a battery-related recall. The ban
applies both to checked and carry-on items.
Owners of a recalled MacBook Pros may take the computer
aboard aircraft once they replace the affected battery.