Hidden Dangerous Goods in Personal Effects
Hidden dangerous goods in personal effects does not imply the dangerous goods have been deliberately hidden. The dangerous goods are everyday items we take for granted, but when placed in the hold of an aircraft can pose a threat to the safety of the aircraft and passengers.
Among the most common items found in personal effects are Lithium Batteries. Lithium batteries are in so many products such as laptops and camera equipment we barely give them a second thought. They have been the cause of several air disasters and if not protected during transit they can cause fires.
Aerosols and perfumes are also common dangerous goods that most people would not think twice about loading in their cargo, but they are classified as Compressed Gas and Flammable Liquid.
We do not expect you to be an expert in shipping dangerous goods. If you are not sure if you have hidden dangerous goods in personal effects your freight agent will be able to advise you or there is also a lot of advice on the internet.