Monday, November 22, 2010

FAA proposes $140,000 penalty for undeclared cargo by K-Mart

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently proposed a $140,000.00 civil penalty against K-Mart, Inc. for allegedly offering two packages to UPS for transportation by air of undeclared hazardous materials (or dangerous goods). The packages were not marked, classified or labeled in accordance with the regulations for transporting hazmat by aircraft.

The packages contained nail polish (classified as paint, a flammable liquid) and aerosol sun block (a flammable gas).

To read the full story, please go to the FAA's website for the official press release.