Shocking NewsFor those of you who have purchased ATG Replacement Batteries for your MacBook Pro, this blog is written for you!

ATG Replacement Batteries for MacBook Pro Recalled

Best Buy issued a recall of the ATG Replacement Batteries for MacBook Pro because “the battery can catch fire while charging.”  According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “This recall involves both black and white ATG lithium-ion replacement batteries for MacBook Pro notebook computers.”

Product Information:

  • Product Name: ATG lithium-ion batteries
  • Importer: BTI Corp., of Las Vegas
  • Units: About 5,100
  • Places Sold:
    • Bestbuy.com
    • Partstore.com
  • Dates Sold: From September 2008 through June 2012
  • Price of Product: About $50
  • Reason for Recall: The battery may catch on fire while charging

Click to see a picture of the recalled ATG Replacement Batteries for your MacBook Pro.

Injuries To Date:

  • There have been 13 reports of the battery catching fire
  • There has been one report of a serious burn to a consumer’s leg.

Refund:

If you or a loved one has purchased the recalled ATG Replacement Battery for your MacBook Pro, you should top using the battery immediately.  After removing the battery, you should contact Best Buy for a replacement Apple brand battery or a $50 Best Buy gift card as a full refund.

Additional Information:

For information on the recall, consumers may contact Best Buy at (888) 737-6954.  Consumers may also contact The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) by calling (800) 638-2772.

What to Do if You Have Been Affected by a Recalled Product:

If you or a loved one has become injured as a result of these recalled ATG lithium-ion batteries, you may be entitled to compensation.  It would be beneficial to speak to an attorney specializing in products liability.