Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

Laptops could be banned from checked luggage because of fire risk

US wants worldwide ban on laptops in checked bags claiming they pose explosion and fire risk FAA Proposes Worldwide Laptop Ban in Luggage
Preston Stone | 21 October, 2017, 14:23

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) might consider a ban on laptops from checked baggage on planes due to a fire risk under a proposal being recommended by a global air safety panel, a media report said.

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will consider calls for a ban submitted by the US Federal Aviation Administration when its risky goods panel meets later this month.

The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) biggest concern is if a battery overheats in a bag that also contains aerosol cans.

More recently, the FAA conducted 10 tests of fully charged laptops packed in suitcases.

Other tests of laptop batteries packed with potentially risky consumer goods that are permitted in checked baggage like nail polish remover, hand sanitizer and rubbing alcohol also resulted in large fires, although no explosions.

Why? Those rechargeable lithium-ion batteries utilized in so many personal electronics have the potential to catch fire or even explode.

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Since 2006, three cargo jets have been destroyed and four pilots killed by in-flight fires that investigators say were either started by batteries or made more severe by their proximity.

FAA filed its findings with the United Nations, and is pushing worldwide airlines to respond.

Some questions and answers about the shifting USA policy.

The Department of Homeland Security announced a new policy earlier this year that prohibited passengers from carrying large electronics aboard flights coming into the USA from certain countries in the Middle East, which led to people checking their computers instead, prompting the latest concerns.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration formerly led the USA negotiations on the regulation of unsafe goods at ICAO meetings. But, for future meetings, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is having another agency, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, take the lead. Both agencies are part of the Transportation Department.

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