Apple announced a voluntary recall of certain MacBook Pro models for a free battery replacement through their 15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Recall Program. This covers their 15-inch models identified as “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)” when you select About This Mac from the Apple menu.
There are concerns of the batteries overheating and, beyond that, a new fresh battery installed for free by Apple is a bonus. This service is available both through their stores and mail-in service. Only a certain range of serial numbers is eligible, so check your laptop below.
Here’s the offical statement.
Apple today announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk. The units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and can be identified by their product serial number.
The recall does not affect any other 15-inch MacBook Pro units or other Mac notebooks.
Because customer safety is a top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using affected 15-inch MacBook Pro units. Customers should visit apple.com/support/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall for details on product eligibility and how to have a battery replaced, free of charge.
To confirm which model you have, choose About This Mac from the Apple menu () in the upper-left corner of your screen. If you have “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015),” enter your computer’s serial number on the program page to see if it is eligible for a battery replacement.