The trial of online shopping giant Amazon has begun in London as it faces charges of breaching safety regulations as it prepared to transport lithium-ion batteries by air.
A court in the UK has heard how the retailer allegedly readied loose lithium-ion batteries—for consumer products—for transport across Europe without the correct markings.
The case has been brought by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
The replacement batteries were due to be flown to destinations including Estonia and Romania before being intercepted by scanners, the court heard.
The retailer is also accused of trying to ship flammable aerosols and car screen wash without the correct precautions.
Prosecutor Martin Goudie told the court: “We say that over a period from November 2013 to May/June 2015 Amazon breached the regulations in respect of these 11 counts,” reported The Sun newspaper.