SriLankan Airlines has banned passengers from carrying MacBook Pro devices which do not have the required verification documents.
Apple has determined that, in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk.
Affected units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017.
As a safety measure SriLankan Airlines requested passengers to verify with Apple whether their devices are affected by the recall.
They will be requested upon check-in 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.
In order to verify the device, passengers have been asked to follow the link on Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Recall Program.
For more information, passengers can contact SriLankan Airlines 24 Hour Contact Center on +94117771979.
The US Federal Aviation Administration has also banned the model — particularly those sold between September 2015 and February 2017 — from flights after Apple issued a recall in June. (Colombo Gazette)