ICAO REQUIREMENTS UPDATE – SHIPPING LITHIUM ION VIA AIR
CHICAGO, December 23, 2015 – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has approved amendments proposed by the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP/25) in relation to the lithium battery provisions in the ICAO Technical Instructions. These amendments are explained in the ICAO’s report on the DGP/25 meeting dated November 9, 2015, which include a 30% state of charge (SOC) limit on lithium ion cells and batteries along with changes to Section II of Packing Instructions 965 and 968 of the ICAO Technical Instructions. The 30% SOC limit DOES NOT apply to lithium ion cells and batteries packed with or in equipment.
This decision by the ICAO Council means these amendments will be officially incorporated into the 2016-2017 Edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions by way of an addendum and will go into effect on April 1, 2016.
NATIONAL POWER CORPORATION ACHIEVES
ISO 13485 CERTIFICATION
CHICAGO , January 1, 2015 – National Power Corporation, a leading custom battery pack producer, is pleased to announce its ISO 13485 certification by UL DQS, Inc, a global leader in Quality management systems registrations. This standard governs the design and production of medical devices and sets forth requirements for a comprehensive quality management system. In addition, National Power Corporation has been fully certified to the ISO9001 Quality Standard since January 31, 2000.
"ISO 13485 certification is the direct result of our dedication to continued customer satisfaction”, said Company President, Ira Alport. “Our commitment to the 13485 system provides our medical device customers with further confidence in our already high quality and safety standards.”
ISO 13485 is a recognized international standard on which manufacturers can base their design and development of medical devices. The specifications for registration and certification are anchored in internationally recognized standards that ensure quality, regulatory compliance, risk management and safety in the manufacturing environment.