FAA Proposes $63,000 Civil Penalty Against CTC Battery for Alleged Hazardous Material Violations Involving Lithium Batteries

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $63,000 civil penalty against CTC Battery Inc. of Hayward, Calif., for allegedly violating Hazardous Material Transportation Regulations.

The FAA alleges that on April 25, 2013, CTC Battery offered an undeclared shipment of four 12.8V rechargeable lithium ion phosphate batteries to UPS for air transportation to Tampa, Fla.

The agency alleges the shipment was not accompanied by shipping papers to indicate the hazardous nature of its contents and was not marked, labeled or packaged in accordance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The company also allegedly failed to provide emergency response information and failed to ensure its employees received required hazardous materials training.

CTC Battery has been in communication with the FAA about the case.