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MacBook battery recall for 2013 affects third-party batteries

If you have purchased a third-party MacBook battery from Best Buy, then you had best pay close attention, as you might need to return it in order to get a replacement. The retail giant said that they are recalling 5,100 of the ATG batteries in 2013, because of a risk of fire.

There have been several reports where these affected batteries had caught fire, which led to someone receiving serious leg burns. 5,100 batteries are to be recalled in all, which were sold by Best Buy’s Geek Squad repair department.

The replacement battery costs $50 and the affected models are the MC-MBOOK13B and MC-BOOK13W and were made by ATG. This MacBook battery recall has nothing to do with the batteries that came from Apple, just those two ATG models purchased though the Geek Squad online store from September 2008 to June 2012

Apple Insider points out that this recall is just for the polycarbonate MacBook and not the Aluminum MacBook Pro. Best Buy will contact their customers who have these affected batteries, where they will need to return them and wait for a replacement battery, or a Best Buy gift card.



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