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New Delhi:

The Director-General of Civil Aviation on Monday asked passengers to not carry models of 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops, for which Apple had issued a safety risk, PTI reported.

Apple had listed threats posed by the laptops due to overheating of batteries and had issued a “voluntary recall” of the models on June 20.

“Consequent upon the recall of a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops by Apple Inc [sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017] due to fears that their batteries may overheat and pose a safety risk, DGCA requests all air passengers not to fly with the affected models either as hand-baggage or checked-in baggage until the battery has been verified/certified as safe or replaced by the manufacturer,” DGCA chief Arun Kumar said in a statement.

Singapore Airlines also issued a statement that asked passengers to not carry the affected laptops in their hand baggage or checked-in luggage unless “the battery has been verified as safe or replaced by the manufacturer”.

Thai Airways has also banned the model, which it said was according to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency regulations, The Indian Express reported.

Apple requested the owners to check whether their laptop was affected through the website using the serial number of the product.

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