Traveling Safely with Batteries – New Rules

We start off 2008 with new rules for traveling safely with batteries.  From Safetravel.dot.gov

    • Spare batteries are the batteries you carry separately from the devices they power. When batteries are installed in a device, they are not considered spare batteries.
    • You may not pack a spare lithium battery in your checked baggage
    • You may bring spare lithium batteries with you in carry-on baggage – see our spare battery tips and how-to sections to find out how to pack spare batteries safely!
    • Even though we recommend carrying your devices with you in carry-on baggage as well, if you must bring one in checked baggage, you may check it with the batteries installed.

There is a handy PDF you can download as well: Batteries_flyer.pdf

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