"This rule will increase the safety of the public by solving unique problems encountered in the transport of lithium batteries," said US Transport Minister Elaine L. During the past two years, the use of lithium ion batteries has been fired and fired smoke in a variety of products, including now canceled Samsungand Boeing's 787
. The Federal Aviation Administrationon batteries in 2016, urging the airline to study the risks associated with the transportation of lithium batteries as cargo, including "the potential risk of catastrophic loss of the body." The warning covers batteries that are transported as components, not those that are already inside devices such as laptops, tablets, phones, or hoverboards. fatal accidents were associated with lithium ion batteries transported as a cargo catching fire.
New rules allow the transport of lithium-ion batteries and batteries on an airplane transported only to cargo in a state of charge not exceeding 30 percent if they are packed or contained in device equipment. The agency also announced that it would allow up to two lithium-ion batteries to be used in medical devices on passenger airplanes in a state of charge in excess of 30 percent when the destination of batteries is not serviced by daily cargo transportation