Best Buy recalls 5,100 third-party MacBook batteries for fire risk
Best Buy announced on Wednesday that it is recalling 5,100 MacBook Pro batteries built by third-party manufacturer ATG after a number of users reported their units caught fire.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been 13 reports of the battery model catching fire, with one user suffering serious burns to their leg, the Associated Press reports.
Best Buy is recalling both the black and white versions of a $50 replacement battery sold by its Geek Squad repair department through its stores or online from September 2008 to June 2012. The lithium-ion batteries, carrying model numbers "MC-MBOOK13B" and "MC-BOOK13W," were made by ATG, and did not come from Apple.
It should be noted that the original report incorrectly stated the batteries were a replacement unit for the MacBook Pro. Instead, the two particular models were built for Apple's polycarbonate MacBooks, which are no longer sold by the company.