Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 27, 2013

If you’ve received a replacement battery for your MacBook Pro from a Best Buy, listen carefully. Best Buy recently announced a recall of over 5,000 replacement batteries for MacBook Pro laptops. This recall is NOT for batteries included in brand new MacBook models, but rather just for replacement units. The recall was prompted by 13 reports of battery fires, including one that cause a “serious burn” to its user’s leg. The culprit is ATG lithium-ion batteries, and both black and white battery models are being recalled. Wonder if your battery is one of the recalled models? The batteries are labeled “MC-MBOOK13B” and “MC-MBOOK13W” – as in MacBook 13 black and MacBook 13 white. Best Buy is directly contacting its customers and offering replacement Apple brand batteries or a $50 Best Buy gift card. The recalled ATG batteries aren’t only sold at Best Buy, so if you’ve ever replaced your MacBook’s battery, double-check the model number to see if you need to take action.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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