According to the advisory issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Air India has requested passengers on Saturday to not carry “15-inch Apple MacBook Pro (purchased between September 2015 – February 2017) as checked-in or hand baggage.”
Air India mentioned in its twitter that “In view of the advisory by DGCA regarding the transportation of affected lithium batteries by Air, we request our Passengers not to carry 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro (purchased between September 2015 – February 2017) as checked-in or hand baggage.”
On August 26 the DGCA asked passengers to not fly with older generation 15 inch Macbook Pro units which have been recalled by Apple, as they may cause a safety risk.
The advisory also mentioned that “Consequent upon the recall of a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops by Apple (sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017) due to fears that their batteries may overheat and pose a safety risk,”
Apple had announced in June a voluntary recall of a limited number of MacBook Pro laptops that were sold between September 2015 and February 2017 over safety risk.
A California-based company which is called Cupertino has set up a website for consumers to check whether their MacBook Pro is affected or not.
Apple also mentioned that these laptops had a flaw in their battery that may cause overheating. Currently, this company is replacing the battery of the affected units free-of-charge.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had banned all passengers from carrying the model on flights.