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Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) joins with many international airlines in announcing the banning of “hoverboards” on its aircraft.

Effective immediately, the lithium battery powered self-balancing personal transportation devices, commonly referred to as hoverboards, are banned from being transported on all passenger and cargo flights. This immediate restriction has been put in place due to safety concerns raised surrounding the fire risks associated with the powerful lithium batteries used in the products. Inaccurate labeling of these powerful (and potentially dangerous) lithium batteries, along with the largely unregulated manufacture of the products in general, with no consistent safety specifications, create a risk that airlines are simply unwilling to accept.

The Cayman Airways ban extends to all passenger carry-on and checked luggage, as well as to cargo shipments.

“The safety of our passengers and crew remains the top priority for Cayman Airways, so we appreciate the public’s understanding and support,” stated Cayman Airways President and CEO, Fabian Whorms.