Note to our customers concerning the recent changes to transportation rules of batteries by aircraft:

loadingontoplaneOver the last 6 months, there has been a resurgence of concern about the safety of transporting batteries on aircraft.

Recent incidents, such as the crash of a UPSBoeing 747-700 freighter in Dubai last September, have been tied to Lithium-based batteries, which have a “known potential to overheat and catch fire and burn intensely” (Aviation, 21 Sep 10).

The vast majority of Solar Stik®’s battery-based products use sealed, non-spillable Absorbed Glass Matt (AGM) lead-acid batteries that are certified by the U.S. Department of Transportation and relevant international authorities as “exempt from classification as hazardous materials and totally safe for air transportation” (documentation available on request).

AGM battery technology is entirely different from the lithium-based batteries that have given rise to the current concerns.

Solar Stik always takes the safety and security of our customers very seriously and will be sure to keep you informed about any special considerations necessary in the use or our products.

Al Zaccor