I haven't had a problem with my electric shaver (Norelco). But, with TSA, any time, anywhere, anything can present a problem for some TSOs. Luck of the draw, on the spot rule interpretation, SSI, whatever.
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I've carried mine on on every flight I've ever taken as an adult.
Only once did it get looked at, well before 9/11: It was a family emergency situation, I had quickly thrown what I needed into a carry-on with no thought as to neat packing. It wasn't anywhere near full, the stuff shifted. Razor power cord, toothbrush power cord and cell phone charger all in a pile with the razor caused a confusing mass that X-ray couldn't figure out and so they had to open it and have a look.
These days I make sure it's fully charged before I leave, I don't carry the charger anymore. Non-issue.
With mine at least you have to expose the sharp stuff in order to clean it properly. The blades are well under 1/4" each and have many other blades at the same height but different orientations. It would be hard to inflict more than the slightest of cuts with it.
We see them all the time, and never stop them unless they have been modified or tampered with in some way. Never seen one that has been, but you never know. Anyway, you should be fine with it. Have a good trip.
Iím trying to think how a modified Norelco could be a threat to commercial aviation.
I know it's easy to pick on TSORon, but he's got a point here.
It wouldn't be that difficult to take an electric shaver and take all the electrical stuff out of the inside. Now, you've got a nice hollow container, inside which you could put ... oh, I don't know, 3.5oz of hand lotion or something like that.
Seriously, though ... as long as the X-ray reveals something that looks like an ordinary electric shaver, I'm sure it won't be an issue.
Iím trying to think how a modified Norelco could be a threat to commercial aviation. Do you have any links?
Sure, if you have the time to both read and imagine.
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