Power-chair Rules

July 2009
PN;Jul2009, Vol. 63 Issue 7, p36
Trade Publication
The article reports on the elimination of the requirement to disconnect the terminal when a battery-powered wheelchair is transported as checked baggage. It notes that this rule applies only if the design of the mobility aid provides an effective means of preventing unintentional activation. This rule is amended by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to its Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).


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