Apple recalls Macbook Pro batteries

Posted by Wolfgang Gruener

Apple today said that that it has "initiated a worldwide battery exchange program" for "certain" rechargeable batteries that were included with 15" Macbook Pro notebooks from February 2006 through May 2006.

The affected batteries carry the model numbers "A1175" and a 12-digit serial number that ends with "U7SA", "U7SB" or "U7SC".

According to the company, the batteries do not pose a safety risk, but did not meet the firm's "standards for battery performance." Apple is replacing the batteries free of charge.