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.
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.
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.
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.
Update: A Final Rule to revise the USPS Publication 52 standards for mailing hazardous materials is in effect as of December 1, 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.
US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released an updated chart of recorded “thermal incidents” involving lithium batteries in air transportation.
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