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Best Buy Recalls ATG Replacement Batteries for the MacBook Pro Due to Fire, Burn Hazards (Recall Alert)

The firm's recall hotline has changed.

  • ATG replacement battery MC-MBOOK13B for black MacBook Pro
  • ATG replacement battery MC-BOOK13W for white MacBook Pro computers.
Name of Product:
ATG lithium-ion batteries
Hazard:
The battery can catch fire while charging.
Remedy:
Refund
Replace
Recall Date:
June 19, 2013
Units:
About 5,100
Consumer Contact

Best Buy at (800) 566-7498 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. CT Saturdays and Sundays, or online at www.bestbuy.com, and click on "Product Recalls" at the bottom of the page for more information.  

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves both black and white ATG lithium-ion replacement batteries for MacBook Pro notebook computers. Model number "MC-MBOOK13B" is on the label of the black battery and model number "MC-BOOK13W" is on the label of the white battery. The ATG logo is on both batteries.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery, remove it from the computer and contact Best Buy for a replacement Apple brand battery or a $50 Best Buy gift card as a full refund. Best Buy is contacting its customers directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 13 reports that the battery caught fire, including one report of a serious burn to a consumer's leg.

Sold At:
Bestbuy.com and Partstore.com, or shipped to customers through the Geek Squad Protection fulfillment at Best Buy from September 2008 through June 2012 for about $50.
Importer:

BTI Corp., of Las Vegas

Importer

BTI Corp., of Las Vegas

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-739
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