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E-cigarettes in checked airline bags a fire danger, warns FAA

Agency's safety alert cites two recent fires that were started by these items

The danger from e-cigarettes may increase when users modify them or substitute after-market components, such as batteries and heating elements, the FAA said in a press release.


AIRLINE passengers should add electronic cigarettes to the list of items that can't be stored in their checked luggage.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which already bans flammables and explosives in checked baggage, is now warning airlines about the fire