New regulations prohibit travellers from checking in e-cigarettes in luggage

in the press

2000px-Flag_of_ICAO

one-world‘Accidental’ fires in the baggage hold of airplanes has prompted new e-cigarette regulations prohibiting travellers from checking in with the alternative smoking device. In a statement from Montreal‚ the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) said it had amended the 2015-16 edition of its Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air‚ prohibiting passengers and crew from carrying e-cigarettes and other battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices in checked baggage.
The amendment also prohibits recharging the devices in aircraft cabins. “Several incidents have been reported involving e-cigarette heating elements being accidentally activated and resulting in fires in checked baggage‚” said Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu‚ ICAO’s council president.

Screenshot 2015-06-17 at 09.05

ICAO said it first advised its member states of electronic smoking device safety issues in December 2014‚ when they were encouraged to recommend to airlines that their passengers be required to carry such devices in the cabin and not in checked baggage so that potential incidents could be immediately dealt with. The ban on e-cigarettes being transported in passengers’ checked-in luggage is applicable immediately. View full article
Read full ICAO statement
View/download ICAO (revision) of Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air: Lithium Batteries

Business Day (16 June 2015) New regulations prohibit travellers from checking in e-cigarettes in luggage [business news]. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/o8mgjy4

Advertisements

Drop Dr B' your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s