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For allegedly shipping 24-volt lithium-ion batteries that did not conform to UN test standards or US Hazardous Materials Regulations requirements, a Florida lithium battery manufacturer now faces a $1,100,000 fine from US FAA.
Frequent flyers take note! Delta and American Airlines made announcements last week that you should be aware of. These airlines will no longer allow passengers to check “smart baggage” with non-removable lithium batteries. Lithium batteries pose unique fire hazards in transport—as dangerous goods professionals know all too well.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced recalls of 7 brands of lithium-ion battery powered “hoverboards” or self-balancing scooters this week. The recall impacts about 15,000 hoverboards, which CPSC says can pose a smoke, fire, or explosion hazard due to the potential for lithium-ion battery packs in the devices to overheat.
According to the Consumer Technology Association, 170 million US adults will buy a “tech gift” this holiday season.* Already, deals on cameras, smartphones, tablets, laptops, digital assistants, gaming devices, power tools and more are everywhere. While the popularity of these devices are a boon for retailers, many of this year's hottest gifts are powered by lithium batteries.
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Last month, FAA posted a hazmat interpretation letter regarding lithium batteries packed in equipment—a point of confusion for many shippers given the evolving nature of lithium battery transport regulations in the US and internationally.
This month, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed civil penalties for two shippers who allegedly violated US DOT hazmat shipping requirements, including a $50,000 fine for 142 lithium batteries found in an employee's checked luggage.
Quick thinking and effective lithium battery safety training helped the crew of a SriLankan Airlines flight avert a major incident involving a smoking lithium battery aboard their plane.
To align its lithium battery requirements with recent updates to domestic and international hazmat shipping standards, USPS will now make major updates to its hazmat shipping manual, Publication 52.
Last week, a San Francisco-bound commercial flight was diverted after taking off from New York’s JFK airport when a lithium battery-powered device caught fire in a passenger’s carry-on bag.
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