A California-based electronics retailer said Tuesday it won�t sell new Apple MacBook Pro laptops at its flagship store, saying the laptop was unsafe to use.
The retailer, Walmart, has long sold its laptops in a variety of configurations at its retail outlets in California, Nevada, Colorado, Maryland and Virginia.
The company said it has removed the laptops from its shelves and is working to re-enter the laptop market.
The decision is based on safety and durability, said Walmart spokesman Dave Brown.
Walmart spokesman Greg Johnson said the company has already removed all MacBook Pro laptop models from its retail shelves.
The MacBook Pro, which has become a critical component of many of the high-end laptops sold by Apple, has been on the decline.
Walmart said in a statement that the new MacBook Pro is designed to be used with batteries that can last up to eight years and that it was tested and approved for use with Lithium-ion batteries, a type of battery that is less harmful to the environment.
The statement said the MacBook Pro was also tested and certified for use on a variety types of devices.
Walmart is the largest electronics retailer in the U.S. and one of the nation�s largest retailers.
Walmart sells a variety and assortment of products including laptops, electronics, clothing, accessories and home goods.