Leaky Packages with Undeclared Hazmat Leads to $54K+ in Penalties

September 30, 2010
By Michelle Kelley

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced that it’s issuing civil penalties to 11 companies for allegedly offering undeclared hazardous materials for transportation.

The penalties range from $54-91K. Ironically, many of the undeclared hazardous materials were discovered by transportation workers due to leaky packaging.

Don’t get stuck paying civil penalties like these companies. Remember to package, mark, class, describe, and/or label hazmat shipments as required by law.

A $91K penalty was issued to a Massachusetts company for undeclared medical-grade silicone fluid, a flammable liquid.

A $91K penalty was issued to a Mississippi company for an undeclared box of skin care products containing alcohol, a flammable liquid.

A $78K penalty was issued to a Massachusetts company for an undeclared box of paint, a flammable liquid.

A $65K penalty was issued to a Tennessee company for an undeclared corrosive liquid, classified as a poison.

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