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TSA Removed Battery and Lid from Caliper Case in Checked Luggage

TSA Removed Battery and Lid from Caliper Case in Checked Luggage

Old Aug 5, 19, 6:48 pm
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TSA Removed Battery and Lid from Caliper Case in Checked Luggage

The TSA went through my checked luggage, opened up my caliper case and removed the battery compartment lid and the battery yesterday. So,it's probably a good idea to put the battery and lid in a separate bag, so that you don't lose them.
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Old Aug 5, 19, 7:22 pm
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Hello @gregmacd,

Welcome to FlyerTalk!

I moved your message into its own thread as the one in which you posted dealt with carry-on luggage and was dormant for nine years and full of outdated information.

Due to fire hazards, the FAA forbids most lithium batteries in checked bags.
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Old Aug 5, 19, 8:23 pm
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Originally Posted by gregmacd View Post
The TSA went through my checked luggage, opened up my caliper case and removed the battery compartment lid and the battery yesterday. So,it's probably a good idea to put the battery and lid in a separate bag, so that you don't lose them.
Putting it in a separate bag wouldn't help--they did what they were supposed to. You can't check lithium ion batteries.
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Old Aug 5, 19, 8:25 pm
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Further details on the battery please!
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Old Aug 5, 19, 9:04 pm
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If it's like the calipers I have they use a 357 button cell battery which is not lithium.
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Old Aug 5, 19, 9:56 pm
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Originally Posted by LtKernelPanic View Post
If it's like the calipers I have they use a 357 button cell battery which is not lithium.
If that was the case, I would file a claim with TSA for the battery and the shipping.
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