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Best Buy is voluntarily recalling more than 5,000 replacement ATG lithium-ion replacement batteries for MacBook Pros after several reports of the batteries catching fire, including an incident causing a serious leg burn, the Associated Press reports.

The recalled batteries were sold online or shipped to customers through its Geek Squad services from September of 2008 through June of 2012 for about $50.

The recall includes model numbers "MC-MBOOK13B" and "MC-BOOK13W."

Technology website Gizmodo says the Richfield-based company isn't the only retailer selling the batteries.

"While we are only one of many companies that may have sold these batteries, we feel they are a potential fire and burn hazard," Best Buy said in a statement.

The company is contacting customers to ask them to return the battery for either a replacement or a gift card.

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