On December 15, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a new 2017 Lithium Battery Guidance Document to help lithium shippers prepare compliant packages.
The rules for shipping lithium batteries continue to change. Now air carriers FedEx and UPS are getting in on the action.
As of January 1, 2017, UPS and FedEx will no longer accept stand-alone lithium ion or lithium metal batteries (UN 3480 and 3090) prepared in accordance with Section II of the applicable IATA Packing Instruction for air transport.
In a report of significant hazmat rulemakings currently in the works, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) lists a rule that would make major changes to the 49 CFR hazmat rules for lithium battery air shippers.
In the Federal Register today, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Hazardous Materials Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order for air carriers and Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone owners.
The 2017 edition of the International Air Transport Association’s Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR) includes major changes for lithium battery shippers. Among them is a clarification of what constitutes "adequate instruction" for employees involved in shipping Section II lithium batteries.
In response to the ongoing recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has granted an emergency special permit to Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
After identifying multiple violations of hazardous materials law and regulations by a lithium battery manufacturer, the US DOT Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an emergency prohibition order to halt the company from shipping non-compliant batteries.
The US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today posted a safety advisory to the Federal Register to inform the public of the hazards posed by defective, damaged, or recalled lithium batteries and devices containing these batteries.
Early this month, Samsung issued a worldwide recall for all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold to date. Dozens of customers have now reported incidents of the new smartphone bursting into flames, leading to concerns about the lithium batteries used in the devices.
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