FAA issues battery ban on Florida firm

03 / 10 / 2016

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has slapped a ban on untested products from Florida company, Braille Battery.

It said that the Sarasota-based firm had failed to comply with Hazardous Materials Regulations and International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) technical instructions on the transport of lithium ion batteries.

FAA said that despite FAA warnings, “Braille Battery failed to ship lithium ion batteries in accordance with appropriate regulations and continued to offer for air transport lithium ion batteries that were not properly tested, violating the HMR.”

The company’s conditions and practices “constitute an imminent hazard”, it added.

FAA stated that as a manufacturer, Braille Battery is responsible for ensuring that any lithium ion battery it offers for transportation is properly tested for classification, packaged, marked and labelled before transportation and that relevant employees are adequately trained.