SriLankan Airlines bans unverified Apple MacBook Pros

SriLankan Airlines will from here on only allow passengers to carry 15-inch MacBook Pro units which are verified by Apple.

The Airline said in a communique issued today that this was due to a fire risk posed by the units.

The full communique follows:

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. Affected units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017.

As a safety measure passengers are requested to verify with Apple whether their devices are affected by the recall. They will be requested upon check-in to produce such verifications or proof that the battery has been replaced.

In the absence of such verification, their devices will not be allowed in as checked- in or carry-on luggage.

In order to verify your device, please follow the link Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Recall Programme. For more information, please contact SriLankan Airlines 24 Hour Contact Center on +94117771979.