Dangerous Goods are classified as:
- Flammable liquids
- Flammable solids, substances liable to spontaneous combustion; substances which in contact with water emits flammable gases.
- Oxidizing substances and organic peroxides
- Toxic & infectious substances
- Radio active materials
- Magnetized material
- Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods
For Passenger traveling to/from US
Federal law forbids the carriage of hazardous materials aboard aircraft in your luggage or on your person. A violation can result in five years’ imprisonment and penalties of $250000 or more (49 U.S.C. 5124). Hazardous materials include explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive e materials. Examples: paints, lighter fluid, firworkds, tear gases, oxygen bottles, and radio-pharmaceuticals.
There are special exceptions for small quantities (up to 70 ounces total) of medicinal and toilet articles carried in your luggage and certain smoking materials carried on your person. For further information contact Malawi Airlines representative.