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Old May 28, 09, 3:52 pm
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Question carry-on electric shaver?

Are electric shavers allowed in carry-on luggage world wide? There must be some kind of sharp thing in them, but I don't know what airport security thinks about them.

Something like this for instance: http://di1.shopping.com/images1/pi/4...egral+6525.jpg
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Old May 28, 09, 4:03 pm
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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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Old May 28, 09, 4:07 pm
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Originally Posted by sailingdane View Post
Are electric shavers allowed in carry-on luggage world wide? There must be some kind of sharp thing in them, but I don't know what airport security thinks about them.

Something like this for instance: http://di1.shopping.com/images1/pi/4...egral+6525.jpg
You'll be fine.
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Old May 28, 09, 4:08 pm
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I've never had a problem with an electric shaver in carry-on luggage. Frankly, the "blades" on such shavers are so tiny that I can't see way it could be seen as a weapon.

("Divert this plane to Ecuador or I'll shave your head bald!")
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Old May 28, 09, 4:13 pm
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I've brought disposable razors w/o a problem. I can't imagine electric razors being worse.
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Old May 28, 09, 10:40 pm
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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.
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Old May 29, 09, 11:00 am
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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.
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Old May 29, 09, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by TSORon View Post
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.
Iím trying to think how a modified Norelco could be a threat to commercial aviation. Do you have any links?
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Old May 29, 09, 3:00 pm
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Originally Posted by N965VJ View Post
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.
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Old May 29, 09, 3:12 pm
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Originally Posted by N965VJ View Post
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.

"IED Overview

An IED can be almost anything with any type of material and initiator. It is a ďhomemadeĒ device that is designed to cause death or injury by using explosives alone or in combination with toxic chemicals, biological toxins, or radiological material. IEDs can be produced in varying sizes, functioning methods, containers, and delivery methods. IEDs can utilize commercial or military explosives, homemade explosives, or military ordnance and ordnance components."

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/intro/ied.htm
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