Ends 10/15/19: Get $10 off and FREE shipping when you pre-order your 2020 IATA DGR manual. Click here to order online.

Lion News

News
Find a Course
+documenttags:lithium +documenttags:batteries

12/11/2017

Lithium Battery Shipper to Pay $1.1M for Alleged Hazmat Violations

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.   

Learn More

12/04/2017

Airlines Crack Down on Lithium Battery Powered Luggage

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.   

Learn More

11/20/2017

7 Hoverboard Brands Issue Recalls Over Lithium Batteries

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. 

Learn More

11/20/2017

Why Retailers Need Hazmat Training for the Holidays

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.  

Learn More

10/06/2017

Next Week! NJ Hazmat & RCRA Refresher Training

5 DAYS LEFT TO SIGN UP! Next week at the Lion Training Center in Sparta, NJ, join full-time Lion instructors for in-person training to simplify the complex compliance requirements for managing hazardous waste (RCRA) and shipping hazardous materials (49 CFR).  Seating is limited at these exclusive training events, only available at the Lion Training Center in North Jersey!   

Learn More

09/25/2017

FAA Hazmat Interpretation: Lithium Batteries by Air

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.   

Learn More

09/18/2017

2 Shippers Fined for Hazmat Air Violations

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. 

Learn More

08/04/2017

Lithium Battery Fire Creates Scare Aboard International Flight

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.   

Learn More

08/01/2017

USPS to Update Lithium Battery Mail Rules in Publication 52

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. 

Learn More

06/09/2017

Lithium Battery Fire Leads to Emergency Landing for JetBlue Flight

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.   

Learn More
|< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 > >|
download our latest whitepaper

Get to know the top 5 changes to OSHA’s revised GHS Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200 and how the updates impacts employee safety at your facility.

The GHS HazCom Transition Five “Must Know” Changes