Update re. Flying With Batteries
Boy this is fun.
Ok, here’s an update via Flying With Fish. Here’s his post: Link HERE
And here’s the link to the TSA page: Link HERE
But for the lazy and in the inevitable event that the link above dies:
Effective January 1, 2008, the Department of Transportation (DOT)
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.
Under the new DOT rule, lithium batteries are allowed in checked baggage (emphasis mine) – under one of the following conditions:
- The batteries must be in their original containers.
- The battery terminals must not exposed (for example placing tape over the ends of the batteries).
- The batteries are installed in a device.
- The batteries are enclosed by themselves in a plastic bag.
Loose lithium batteries found in checked baggage may be removed.
You can learn more at http://Safetravel.dot.gov.
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