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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.
An intermodal container traveling by rail and reportedly carrying recycled lithium batteries caught fire and exploded outside of downtown Houston last week.
In the Federal Register on February 23, the US Postal Service announced it will revise Publication 52—the USPS guide for mailing hazardous, restricted, and perishable goods—to provide new mailing standards for lithium batteries.
This week, the office of the President issued two executive memoranda that impact the actions of regulatory agencies like US EPA, DOT, OSHA, and others.
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