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Effective January 1, 2008
 
Type Of Battery/Batteries
In Checked Baggage
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Lithium Metal Battery, Installed in a device (up to 2 grams lithium)
Permitted 1
Permitted
photograph of two AA batteries and one 9 Volt
Spare Lithium Metal Battery, not installed In a device (up to 2 grams lithium)
Forbidden
Permitted 2
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Lithium Metal Battery, spare or installed (over 2 grams lithium)
Forbidden Forbidden
photo of a cell phone/pda
Lithium-Ion Battery, installed in a device (up to8 grams equivalent lithium content)
Permitted 1
Permitted
photo of a spare lithium ion battery
Spare Lithium-Ion Battery, not installed in a device (up to 8 grams equivalent lithium content)
Forbidden
Permitted 2
Laptop computer and battery
Up to 2 Spare Lithium-Ion Batteries, not installed in a device (between 8 and 25 grams aggregate equivalent lithium content)
Forbidden
Permitted 2
Lithium-ion battery
One Lithium-Ion Battery, installed in a device (between 8 and 25 grams equivalent lithium content)
Permitted 1
Permitted
1. In checked baggage, ensure that devices remain switched off, either by built-in switch/trigger locks, by taping the activation switch in the "off" position, or by other appropriate measures.
2. Be sure to take protective measures to prevent against short-circuits. See our spare battery tips and how-to pages.


 
   
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