ICAO Posts Addendum II to the 2017-18 TI
In Addendum II, ICAO adds to Part 8, Chapter 1—the rules for dangerous goods carried by airline crew and passengers—to revise the requirements for “Item 20”—spare lithium batteries or electronic devices containing lithium cells.
The revised listing for Item 20 now includes restrictions for electronic devices containing lithium batteries. These devices should be carried as carry-on baggage. That said, unlike spare lithium batteries, electronics that contain lithium batteries are not prohibited from checked luggage.
What’s New in Addendum II?
If carried in checked luggage, electronics containing lithium batteries must be protected against accidental activation and meet the following new ICAO requirements:
- The devices must be completed switched off (not in sleep or hibernation mode); and
- Measures must be taken to protect the device from damage.
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