The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a notice to airlines that personal electronic devices (PEDs) containing lithium-metal or lithium-ion batteries should be carried into the aircraft cabin by passengers, and not checked into the hold.
“PEDs that are in checked baggage or consolidated by the airline operator and loaded into the cargo compartment may create conditions beyond what the airplane was designed to manage,” the agency warned.
If electronics such as laptops, smartphones, or tablets are carried in the hold, they should be powered down and carefully packed to prevent damage, the FAA recommended.
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