Major Online Retailer Fined $350,000 for Hazmat Shipping Violations
The noncompliant hazmat/dangerous goods package was discovered when it caused a "burning sensation" for UPS employees who handled the package. In addition to not safely preparing the hazmat package for air transport, the shipper:
- Did not mark and label the package to indicate the hazards present;
- Failed to include a Shipper Declaration of Dangerous Goods (required for all hazmat air shipments); and
- Did not provide required hazmat training for employees who handled the package at the shipper’s facility, according to the FAA.
This is not the first time this giant online retailer has been caught violating US and international hazardous materials shipping rules. In fact, this is at least the 25th time the retailer has been found to have violated the HMR since 2013, according to FAA officials.
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