Company Facing FAA Penalty for Shipping Violations Involving Lithium Batteries

Company Facing FAA Penalty for Shipping Violations Involving Lithium Batteries
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June 10, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $63,000 civil penalty against CTC Battery Inc. for allegedly violating federal Hazardous Material Transportation Regulations.

The FAA alleges that on April 25, 2013, CTC Battery offered an undeclared shipment of four 12.8V rechargeable lithium ion phosphate batteries to UPS for air transportation to Tampa, Florida.

The FAA alleges that the shipment of lithium batteries was not accompanied by shipping papers to indicate the hazardous nature of its contents and was not marked, labeled or packaged in accordance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

CTC Battery also allegedly failed to provide emergency response information and failed to ensure that its employees received required hazardous materials training.

The company has been in communication with the FAA regarding the violations.