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FAA safety warning: what to keep out of checked luggage

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A safety warning from the Federal Aviation Administration targets a common item in suitcases.

The FAA does not want travelers to pack spare lithium batteries in checked luggage. The batteries power cell phones and laptop computers.

According to the FAA, the concern is the batteries can ignite and start fires in baggage areas. 

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