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January 9, 2013

U.S. manufacturers of devices that use lithium batteries may face stricter regulations this year because of safety concerns over the shipment of damaged and overheated batteries. According to some air safety experts, lithium batteries can combust while aboard cargo planes and have already caused a number of incidents, including plane crashes. Pilot unions are calling for tighter shipping controls that include protective packaging, flame-resistant containers and warning labels.