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Airlines Ban Smart Suitcases, Luggage Over Risk Of Fire

December 10, 2017

From the International Business Times website

Airlines are cracking down on checked luggage as its newly updated policies prohibit checking in high-tech suitcase’s powered by lithium battery if it can’t be removed. The policy change stems from the fear of a potential fire risk that the batteries pose.

Battery-powered tech, like laptops and portable gaming devices, have faced scrutiny from several airlines because they contain lithium batteries. Airlines have updated their policies to accommodate this as these devices may pose a fire risk. Smart luggage is now being lumped into this category as American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have modified its regulations to place a restriction on checking in high-tech suitcases.

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