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Apple recalls 432,000 MacBook Pro laptops for fire and burn risks

Apple is recalling about 432,000 MacBook Pro laptop computers sold nationwide because they pose a fire hazard.

The company on Thursday said it had received 26 reports of the laptop's battery overheating -- with five consumers reporting minor burns and one suffering from smoke inhalation. The Cupertino, California-based company also received 17 reports of minor damage to nearby personal property. 

Consumers are being urged to stop using the recalled laptops and contact Apple to schedule a free repair.

Manufactured in China, the recalled computers had a retail price of $2,000 and more, and were sold at Apple and electronics stores nationwide, as well as online, from September 2015 through February 2017.

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In addition to the roughly 432,000 laptop computers sold in the U.S., about 26,000 of the recalled products were sold in Canada, according to a notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. 

The recall involves laptop computers with a 15.4-inch diagonal screen, 2.2-2.5 GHz processors, 2256GB-1TB solid state storage, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3 ports and one HDMI port.

Consumers can figure if their laptop is among those being recalled by checking its serial number at: https://support.apple.com/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall/. 

The serial number can be found on the underside of the laptop computer or by choosing "About This Mac" from the Apple menu, according to the company.

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