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12/28/2022

FAA: 55 Lithium Battery Air Incidents in 2022

Details from US FAA's latest report on lithium battery incidents involving smoke, fire, or extreme heat aboard airplanes, including summaries of nine incidents that occurred on cargo aircraft.

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12/27/2022

Final Rule: 49 CFR Lithium Battery Regulations Revised

A Final Rule to revise the 49 CFR regulations for lithium battery air shipments replaces an interim Final Rule in effect since March 2019—and includes important changes that shippers should be aware of. 

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12/19/2022

Addendum I to the 2023 IATA DGR Released

IATA has released the first Addendum to the 64th Edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulations (2023). Mandatory compliance with the new edition begins on January 1.   

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12/15/2022

Hazmat Training Needed to Ship Hot Holiday Gifts

Many of the hottest tech gifts of 2022 are powered by lithium batteries: Wireless earbuds/headphones, fitness tracking watches, VR gaming equipment, heated gloves and socks, smartphones, and more.

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12/05/2022

USPS Revises Publication 52 Hazmat Postal Regulations

Update: A Final Rule to revise the USPS Publication 52 standards for mailing hazardous materials is in effect as of December 1, 2022. 

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10/11/2022

Video: 5 Updates for Lithium Battery Air Shipments in the 2023 IATA DGR

In recent years, revisions to the rules for lithium battery air shipments have been a mainstay on the list of significant changes to IATA’s manual. 2023 will be no exception.   

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07/22/2022

IATA's 4 Steps to Safer Lithium Battery Shipments

Following IATA’s Air Transport Forum in Qatar last month, the organization posted an article that suggests four steps to mitigate the danger posed by lithium batteries in air transportation.  

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06/29/2022

Air Carriers Want More Action on Lithium Battery Safety

Citing 30% annual growth of the lithium battery market bringing many new shippers into the supply chain, IATA has concerns about mis-declared and undeclared lithium battery shipment being offered into the cycle of transportation.

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05/23/2022

New Lithium Battery Safety Advisory from PHMSA

DOT PHMSA released a Safety Advisory Notice on May 17, 2022 to make stakeholders aware of common compliance errors noted during inspections of facilities that ship lithium cells and batteries. 

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04/29/2022

Updated Lithium Battery Incident Chart from US FAA

US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released an updated chart of recorded “thermal incidents” involving lithium batteries in air transportation.

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