The firm's recall hotline has changed.
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.
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.
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.
The firm has received 13 reports that the battery caught fire, including one report of a serious burn to a consumer's leg.
BTI Corp., of Las Vegas
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