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01/12/2017

FAA Amends Samsung Galaxy Emergency Restriction Prohibition Order

The US DOT Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today amended its Emergency Restriction Prohibition Order (FAA—2016-9288) for users and carriers of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phone. 

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12/16/2016

New IATA Lithium Battery Guidance for 2017

On December 15, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a new 2017 Lithium Battery Guidance Document to help lithium shippers prepare compliant packages.

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12/11/2016

VIDEO: New FedEx and UPS Lithium Battery Air Rules

The rules for shipping lithium batteries continue to change. Now air carriers FedEx and UPS are getting in on the action.

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12/06/2016

Live Training to Ship Lithium Batteries in 2017

As of January 1, 2017, UPS and FedEx will no longer accept stand-alone lithium ion or lithium metal batteries (UN 3480 and 3090) prepared in accordance with Section II of the applicable IATA Packing Instruction for air transport.

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11/28/2016

DOT PHMSA Readies New Lithium Battery Air Rules

In a report of significant hazmat rulemakings currently in the works, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) lists a rule that would make major changes to the 49 CFR hazmat rules for lithium battery air shippers. 

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10/19/2016

FAA Issues Hazmat Emergency Restriction on Samsung Galaxy Note 7

In the Federal Register today, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Hazardous Materials Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order for air carriers and Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone owners.

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10/17/2016

IATA Clarifies DGR Training Rules for Lithium Battery Shippers

The 2017 edition of the International Air Transport Association’s Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR) includes major changes for lithium battery shippers. Among them is a clarification of what constitutes "adequate instruction" for employees involved in shipping Section II lithium batteries. 

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09/28/2016

Samsung Granted Hazmat Special Permit to Ship Recalled Galaxy Note 7 Phones

In response to the ongoing recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has granted an emergency special permit to Samsung Electronics America, Inc. 

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09/22/2016

PHMSA Releases Safety Advisory for Defective or Damaged Lithium Batteries

The US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today posted a safety advisory to the Federal Register to inform the public of the hazards posed by defective, damaged, or recalled lithium batteries and devices containing these batteries. 

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09/09/2016

Defective Lithium Batteries Lead to Worldwide Smartphone Recall for Samsung

Early this month, Samsung issued a worldwide recall for all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold to date. Dozens of customers have now reported incidents of the new smartphone bursting into flames, leading to concerns about the lithium batteries used in the devices.

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