July 18, 2018: FAA Proposes $160,500 Civil Penalty Against Woodioso Technology for Alleged HazMat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration proposed a civil penalty in the amount of $160,500 against Woodioso Technology Limited of Hong Kong for violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations. According to FAA, in January 2017 Woodioso knowingly offered a shipment of thirty lithium-ion batteries to  UPS for air transport to Louisville, KY. Woodioso is accused of not packaging the batteries separately in order to prevent them from making contact during transport. Additionally, the shipment was not accompanied by a shipper’s declaration of dangerous goods and the batteries were not properly classed, described, packaged, marked, labeled, or in proper condition for transport. Woodioso is also accused of failing to ensure their employees received the proper hazardous materials training.
In April 2018, FAA issued an enforcement letter to Woodioso Technology Limited but the company did not respond. A final notice was issued last week and requires the company to pay the proposed penalty or request a hearing.

FAA Proposes $160,500 Civil Penalty Against Woodioso Technology for Alleged HazMat Violations