examples of items containing hazardous materials


transavia.com prohibits the transport of hazardous materials
The following is a list of items that contain hazardous materials. If you are unsure whether the item you wish to take along contains hazardous materials, please contact the transavia.com call centre.

Examples of items containing hazardous materials:

Spray can
The air pressure and temperature in the cabin can cause a spray can (hairspray, perfume, etc.) to leak if not properly closed. Incidents have occurred in which sprays cans have exploded due to overheating. Camping/expedition equipment
Be attentive to metal bottles containing flammable compressed gasses and items containing flammable liquids, such as kerosene, butane gas and corrosives (acids and alkaline).

Diving gear
Can include air cylinders (such as a diving tank, oxygen bottle), which often contain compressed air or specially mixed gasses. Empty cylinders (pressure meter indicates 0) are acceptable. Diving lamps can contain rechargeable lead acid batteries and high intensity diving lamps that can generate extreme heat when used in the air. To transport these items safely, disconnect the lamp or battery.

Dry cell battery
Battery must be packed so that it cannot short-circuit.

Electronic devices
May contain magnetising materials or mercury.

Electronically powered devices (wheelchairs, motorised rollators)
May contain wet cell batteries.

Film crew or media equipment
May contain explosive instruments, wet batteries, fuel or heat-producing items.

Frozen foodstuffs
May be packed in dry ice, which can be hazardous to people and/or animals.

Gas lighter
Lighters with liquid gas can be dangerous under pressure if used in the diminished atmospheric pressure of the aircraft cabin during flight. Disposable lights do not have a safety catch, which means that gas can leak from the lighter if not used properly.

Cleaning products
Cleaning products may contain sodium chloride, ammonia and highly oxidising materials. Some detergents and stain removers contain ammonia, which is highly corrosive, reacts to oxidising materials and produces poisonous fumes.

Instruments
May contain mercury.

Liquid lighter fluid
Lighters containing non-absorbable liquid gas can leak under the conditions of air transport and can produce explosive fumes in the cabin and aircraft baggage compartments.

Matches
May not be stored in checked baggage because the protective flap of the matchbook can easily come off when baggage shifts. Matches may be carried on your person.

Mercury
Releases poisonous fumes at high and low temperatures. Liquid mercury penetrates aluminium very quickly, making it brittle and soft. This can result in serious structural damage if spilled in the aircraft. Moreover, it is difficult to trace and remove.

Repair kits
May contain adhesives, cellulose, paint, organic peroxides and solvents.

Vaccinations
May be packed in dry ice.