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Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Hardware |

Best Buy will replace defective batteries over 5000 Macbook Pro

Best Buy will replace defective batteries over 5000 Macbook Pro

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After more than a dozen reports reported to consumer advocacy agency, for users who experienced problems with Macbook Pro batteries, the sales chain Best Buy decided to call for the replacement of a lot of 5100 on lithium risk of fire.

The batteries would be part of a batch that were not manufactured by Apple , but that these were replacements made ​​in China and distributed by Best Buy through the Geek Squad service between 2008 and 2012, at a cost of $ 50. Batteries chain replacement calls are models MC-MC-BOOK13B BOOK113W and which possess the letters ATG logo on one side.

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The complaints were filed in the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) of the United States, who claimed that even though Best Buy make replacements or money according to the decision of each user, the collateral damage caused by the incident (damage to computers or personal injury) shall be resolved by a court.

Best Buy has not been the sole distributor of these generic batteries risk, so the CPSC expected to report more cases of other stores.

Link: Best Buy recalls batteries over fire risk (Associated Press)

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