US bans li-ion batteries in cargo of passenger flights

lithium-ion batteries in the cabin only

The United States has officially banned lithium-ion batteries from being transported in the cargo holds of passenger planes. If you travel with camera gear, you have to bring all your lithium-ion batteries into the cabin in a carry-on bag.

In addition, the Interim Final Rule (IFR) also requires that lithium-ion cells and batteries shipped on cargo planes shouldn't have more than 30% charge. The main concern is that lithium-ion batteries can (in rare case) catch fine and explode.
Devices containing lithium metal or lithium-ion batteries, including – but not limited to – smartphones, tablets, and laptops, should be kept in carry-on baggage. If these devices are packed in checked baggage, they should be turned completely off, protected from accidental activation and packed so they are protected from damage.

Source: petapixel

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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