September 28, 2016: (EO) Hazardous Materials: Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order

The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency restriction/prohibition order, effective September 16, 2016,  to Braille Battery Inc. The order states that Braille Battery is prohibited from offering transportation or transporting any lithium ion battery that does not meet compliance standards listed in the HMR or ICAO technical instructions.

The order also requires Braille Battery to make the complete test records on each lithium ion battery they manufacture available to the public.
Third party vendors are to be notified by Braille that they should not transport via air any lithium ion battery until Braille Battery confirms that the design type has been proven to meet the criteria in the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria.

Docket No. FAA–2016–9156