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Primary Lithium Batteries-Forbidden for Transport Aboard Passenger Aircraft


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Initial post: Feb 13, 2013 11:36:12 AM PST
mfgadvocate says:
Ordered and today got a Kindle Fire HD with the warning on the amazon box: "PRIMARY LTIHIUM BATTERIES - FORBIDDEN FOR TRANSPORT ABOARD PASSENGER AIRCRAFT". That being the case then one can't legally take the Kindle Fire aboard an aircraft when travelling. What's up with that and why isn't that notice on the websiite so one can see it before a purchase?

Posted on Feb 13, 2013 11:37:28 AM PST
No. My sister just flew to Mexico with two Kindles, two digital cameras with batteries, and a half -dozen extra camera batteries. Check with your airline.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 11:41:34 AM PST
"Forbidden for transport" means the *cargo hold* of a passenger aircraft.

Posted on Feb 13, 2013 11:42:12 AM PST
mfgadvocate says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 11:44:21 AM PST
**Meya** says:
Just about every portable device in use today used lithium batteries. The restriction has to do with the cargo holds. Look here for some current information:

http://ainonline.com/aviation-news/ain-air-transport-perspective/2013-01-07/stricter-icao-rules-take-effect-transporting-lithium-batteries

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 11:45:27 AM PST
It does mean exactly what it says. It can't be in the cargo hold of a passenger flight. It *can* be in the cargo hold of a non-passenger flight and it can be in the passenger cabin of a passenger flight. It just can't be in the cargo hold of a passenger flight.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 11:46:47 AM PST
The warning is for the bulk/cargo shipper, not you the end user. Actually I *believe* the USPS & international laws on this changed inthe last month or so - you could google if you're really concerned.
There were several threads last year discussing that kindles couldn't be shipped to military APO/FPO addresses due to this issue.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 11:47:51 AM PST
You might want to check out these similar threads:

http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle/ref=cm_cd_search_res_ti?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1D7SY3BVSESG&cdPage=1&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=Tx24K3PKOK5GSXI#Mx1DXO1YVLCHEWV

http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle/ref=cm_cd_search_res_ti?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1D7SY3BVSESG&cdPage=1&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=Tx26RSYNF1EF4S5#Mx3BP1K1ECGB6R2

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 12:00:17 PM PST
mfgadvocate says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 12:02:01 PM PST
King Al says:
That's the most ridiculous reason for returning a product that I have ever heard of. The labelling may be confusing,but you most certainly CAN take a Fire aboard an airplane.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 12:03:35 PM PST
If you sent the Kindle back, why are you posting this on a customer forum? It is not like it is something that is not widely known.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 12:04:49 PM PST
"Transport" does distinguish between the two. Sheesh. Are you sure you shouldn't reconsider, maybe for the dictionary alone?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 12:05:36 PM PST
Bet mfg has never removed a mattress tag in his life either...

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 12:06:01 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 13, 2013 12:07:45 PM PST
**Meya** says:
Better send back your cell phone, MP3 player, iPod/iPad, or any other e-reader or tablet device on the market today. They ALL use lithium batteries.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 12:07:29 PM PST
It's not those got into the country by air or to the end user by air. It's not like they'd go back by air. Riiiight.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 12:14:23 PM PST
**Meya** says:
Pony Express is making a comeback.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 12:16:25 PM PST
But now they use pigs that fly.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 12:24:19 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Glad you sent it back. Stay in the dark ages since all the devices today use those batteries. The only nonsense issue I see is you making a planet out of a ant hole.....

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 2:06:33 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 13, 2013 2:07:48 PM PST
I nominate this thread for the most ridiculous of the day. Or the biggest overreaction.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 2:20:27 PM PST
I 2nd the nomination.

Posted on Feb 13, 2013 2:21:42 PM PST
T. Cook says:
"I resolved the issue for myself and sent the Kindle back to Amazon. I travel and will continue to do so and don't need nonsense issues, real or otherwise."

Here's hoping you understand the signs in airports when you're traveling!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 2:22:09 PM PST
That OCD must really be bothersome for you.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 2:54:41 PM PST
"I resolved the issue for myself and sent the Kindle back to Amazon. I travel and will continue to do so and don't need nonsense issues, real or otherwise."

Then don't create them!

Posted on Feb 13, 2013 3:51:18 PM PST
Prin says:
mfgadvocate: Well if nothing else...thanks for the laugh, I was having a bad day until I stopped by here. Is this really a joke? You should have saved it for April 1st?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 3:58:17 PM PST
The warning is NOT for customers. It is for shippers and is required by law to be on the shipping package to inform shipping companies that LiIon batteries are inside. You have seriously overreacted. I mean WAY overreacted.
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