FAA Proposes $50,000 Civil Penalty Against DebMed USA for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

By Newsroom America Feeds at 8 Sep 2017

*Date*: September 8, 2017

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FAA Proposes $50,000 Civil Penalty Against DebMed USA for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

*WASHINGTON, DC*The U.S Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $50,000 civil penalty against DebMed USA LLC, of Charlotte, North Carolina, for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

The FAA alleges that on June 22, 2016, DebMed offered 142 lithium metal batteries to American Airlines for transportation by air from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to San Francisco, CA, in the checked baggage of a DebMed employee.

Lithium metal batteries are prohibited as air cargo on passenger aircraft and are also prohibited in checked baggage. Airline passengers may only carry uninstalled, spare lithium batteries in carry-on baggage when the batteries are for personal use in portable electronic devices.

Airline baggage is not an authorized method for companies to move lithium batteries or other hazardous materials. The rules for carrying lithium batteries and lithium battery- powered devices http://www.faa.gov/Go/PackSafe as an airline passenger are available on our website.

DebMed has 30 days from receipt of the FAAs enforcement letter to respond to the agency.

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