Apple MacBook Pros Recalled Over Fears Batteries Could Catch Fire

Apple has recalled its older MacBook Pros which contain a battery "that may overheat and pose a safety risk."

The recall applies to a "limited number" of  15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina Display sold between September 2015 and February 2017.

In a statement released on Friday, the technology giant asked customers to stop using the computers and head to an Apple store where the battery will be replaced free-of-charge.

"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," the statement read.

It comes two months after the Apple issued a recall for international wall plug adaptors due to the risk of electric shock.

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A website has been set up for consumers to check if their computer is among those affected.

The company has confirmed that no other computer has been affected, with the smaller 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, sold in the same year, in the clear.