Airlines Are Preventing Dangerous Electronics From Planes. How Can You Find Out If Your Stuff Is Allowed Or Not?

Recently, several airlines have banned passengers from bringing certain Apple MacBook Pro models onboard planes as either hand baggage or inside checked bags. The underlying reason is that the batteries in the recalled laptop computers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

I was reminded of this when I went to check a reservation on the Singapore Airlines website.

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The 15-inch MacBook Pro sold between September 2015 and February 2017 is the affected model. This article on Business Insider is keeping up on all the airlines who have banned the computer. If you have this model of computer, here’s Apple’s website giving instructions on how to get it repaired for free.

This isn’t the first time airlines have taken action to prevent a certain electronic product onboard airplanes. How can we forget the highly publicized problems with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7?

So this begs me to ask the question, how can you find out if your electronic products, such as computers, smartphones or even headphones, are a subject of a manufacturer recall? Continue reading “Airlines Are Preventing Dangerous Electronics From Planes. How Can You Find Out If Your Stuff Is Allowed Or Not?”