FAA: Don’t pack lithium batteries in your checked bag

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If you’ve been packing extra lithium batteries in your checked bag before a flight, you might want to avoid doing so in the future.

The FAA warns that storing those batteries in luggage that’ll travel in the cargo hold can “present a risk of both igniting and fueling fires.”

The agency wants airlines to prohibit the practice and to remind travelers at check-in not to stow extras in a checked suitcase.

Worried about running out of juice for that toothbrush or point-and-shoot camera? You might want to wait until you land to pick up more batteries.

 

Source: Engadget - Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

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