FAA warns danger of lithium batteries in luggage

The Federal Aviation Administration is urging airlines to tell passengers not to pack spare lithium batteries in checked luggage. The FAA says the batteries can

The Federal Aviation Administration is urging airlines to warn passengers about the dangers of lithium batteries in checked luggage.

The Federal Aviation Administration is urging airlines to warn passengers about the dangers of lithium batteries in checked luggage. (10/14/15)

NORWALK - The Federal Aviation Administration is urging airlines to tell passengers not to pack spare lithium batteries in checked luggage.

The FAA says the batteries can ignite and cause fires in baggage compartments.

The safety alert was issued on Tuesday and recommends airlines tell passengers not to put lithium rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries in their bags.

Passengers can still bring some in carry-ons.

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