October 22, 2014: FAA Proposes Large Civil Penalty Against Shanghai Yancui Import and Export Co. for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $227,500 civil penalty against Shanghai Yancui Import and Export Co. of Shanghai, China for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations. On July 16, 2013 they shipped a package containing one bottle of Titanium Tetrachloride on a DHL Express Worldwide cargo flight. DHL workers discovered the package smoking at the package sorting facility in Erlanger, Kentucky. Titanium Tetrachloride is a poisonous and corrosive material. The Hazardous Materials Regulations prohibit shipping this material on passenger or cargo aircraft. The package also contained two bottles of Benzodioxole, another hazardous and flammable liquid. The company did not mark, label or pack the shipment in accordance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations. In addition, the package was not accompanied by shipping papers to indicate the hazardous nature of the contents or emergency response information. Shanghai Yancui also did not provide the required hazardous materials training for their employees.
To read the entire press release please visit the FAA Website