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January 2, 2008

Loose Lithiums barred on airline checked baggage

Thanks to some of our alert traveling Nikonians who recently made us aware of a new security measure. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT):

Effective January 1, 2008, the Department of Transportation through the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will no longer allow loose lithium batteries in checked baggage. These batteries may continue to be packed in carry-on baggage.

We're not sure how this affects airline travelers not using U.S. carriers, but it would be wise to check your local airline with specific questions.

Here is the TSA info link:
www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/batteries.shtm

Here is the DOT link:
https://safetravel.dot.gov/whats_new_batteries.html

Posted by flashdeadline at January 2, 2008 9:49 AM