IATA guidance on smart Baggage with integrated Lithium Batteries and Electronics
Recent developments of innovative baggage with integrated lithium batteries, commonly known as “smart luggage” are being marketed and sold to the traveling public. These devices include integrated lithium batteries, motors, power banks, GPS, GSM, Bluetooth, RFID or Wi-Fi technology.
The presence of the lithium batteries can contravene various regulatory requirements. These devices require careful attention – even if permitted by the applicable regulations.