May 28, 2013: (FR) IATA – amendment III to 54th DGR (2013)

AMENDMENT III to the 54th Ed. of IATA DGR: Lithium Batteries in Electronic Devices, including Medical Devices Portable Electronic Devices (Including Medical Devices) Containing Batteries (Page 26). Summary: Portable electronic devices containing batteries when carried by passengers or crew for personal use in carry-on baggage. Spare batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits by placement in the original retail packaging or by otherwise insulating terminals, e.g. by taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch, and carried in carry-on baggage only. Measures must also be taken to prevent unintentional activation. In addition, IATA has put limits on the lithium content or watt hours for spare batteries.

Author: Wendy Buckley

Wendy has been in the hazardous materials industry for over 17 years. She worked for both the Federal Railroad Administration and New Jersey State Department of Transportation as a Railroad Hazardous Materials Safety Inspector. Wendy was an Investigator with the Office of Inspector General at Amtrak, a Multi-Modal HazMat Instructor and Auditor with a premier training and consulting company, and managed the Regulatory Affairs department at a multi-billion dollar, multi-national laboratory supply company. Wendy started her career as a Hazardous Materials Technician and Firefighter and today she is the President & Founder of Specialty Transportation and Regulatory Services, a hazardous materials and hazardous waste management consulting firm. Wendy has multiple degrees from several private and public Universities.