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Federal law forbids the carriage of hazardous materials aboard aircraft, in your luggage or on your person. A violation can result in 5 years imprisonment and penalties of $250,000 or more (49 U.S.C 5124). Hazardous materials include explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive materials. 

Examples: Paints, lighter fluid, fireworks, tear gases, oxygen bottles and radiopharmaceuticals. 

There are special exceptions for small quantities (up to 70 ounces total) of medicinal and toilet articles carried in your luggage and certain smoking materials carried on your person. 

For further information, contact your airline representative.

Note: Spare Batteries and Fuel Cells MUST be packed in Carry-On baggage. If your Carry-On bag is gate checked, the spare batteries and fuel cells must be removed and carried in the cabin.


Fireworks Lighters Guns
Car Batteries Household Cleaners Compressed Gas Cylinders
Ammunition Lighter Refills Matches


CFR Code of Federal Regulations - http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov
IATA International Air Transport Association - http://www.iata.org
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization - http://www.icao.int
IMDGInternational Maritime Dangerous Goods - http://www.ivodga.com/
IMO International Maritime Organization - http://www.imo.org
US DOT Department of Transport - http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/regs
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency - http://epa.gov
FAA Federal Aviation Administration - http://www.faa.gov
NTSB National Transportation Safety Board - http://ntsb.gov
OSHAOccupational Safety & Health Administration - http://osha.gov
FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration - http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov

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