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Hot Pocket: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall Highlights Risk of Lithium Batteries During Air Transportation

by Benesch on

Air transportation of lithium ion batteries recently garnered significant attention due to events following reports of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s batteries overheating, catching fire, and even exploding. See Samsung Recalls...more

DOT/PHMSA Proposes to Harmonize U.S. Lithium Battery Transport Requirements With International Standards

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a proposed rule that would harmonize U.S. hazardous materials regulations with international hazardous materials transport...more

PHMSA Signals Intent to Adopt ICAO Ban on Bulk Shipments of Lithium Ion Batteries as Cargo on U.S. Passenger Aircraft

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Summary: The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a safety advisory notice indicating that the agency may soon adopt a ban on bulk shipments of lithium ion batteries shipped alone as cargo on...more

Hoverboards and Head Injuries

by Howard Ankin on

Over the past several years, hoverboards have become extremely popular mobile devices, especially with people between 20 and 30 years old. In 2015, these self-balancing scooters with motors powered by lithium-ion batteries...more

Understanding New Lithium Battery Transport Requirements & Emerging Developments as Safety Concerns Mount

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Growing concerns over the safety of air shipments of lithium batteries have prompted international authorities, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”), and Congress to take action. On January 19, 2016, the...more

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