The Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region, has
proposed to assess a $84,000 civil penalty against Advanced
Automotive Interior Design of Richardson, Tex., for allegedly
violating Department of Transportation hazardous materials
FAA alleges that Advanced Automotive Interior Design improperly
offered a fiberboard box containing 10 air bag modules to Federal
Express for transportation by air. Automotive air bag modules are
classified as hazardous materials. Ground handling employees at
the FedEx sort facility in Gadsden, Ala., discovered the shipment.
Advanced Automotive Interior Design offered the hazardous
materials for transportation when they were not packaged,
labeled, marked, classed, described, documented, or in condition
for shipment as required by regulations. Advanced Automotive
Interior Design also failed to ensure employees were trained to
properly package and handle hazardous materials, and did not
make available at all times the required emergency response
Advanced Automotive Interior Design has 30 days from receipt of
the FAA notice to submit a reply to the agency. This
announcement is made in accordance with the FAAs practice of
releasing information to the public on newly issued enforcement
actions involving penalties of $50,000 or more.
--This story is posted courtesy FAA
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