Apple Computer on Monday issued a battery recall for its 15-inch MacBook Pro. Apple said the affected batteries do not pose a safety hazard and users can continue to use them until the new ones arrive.
“We recently discovered that some 15-inch MacBook Pro batteries supplied to Apple do not meet our high standards for battery performance,” said Apple’s statement announcing what it calls an exchange program.
According to Apple the affected batteries have model number A1175 and a 12-digit serial number that ends with U7SA, U7SB or U7SC. To view the model and serial numbers located on the bottom of the battery, you must remove the battery from the computer. The battery serial number is located above the barcode.
More information on the exchange program and details on how to receive your new battery is available from Apple’s Web site.