Amazon has paid a $91,000 fine for shipping a flammable liquid adhesive by air via FedEx, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The shipment violated Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations. FedEx employees noticed the violation when they saw that the adhesive was leaking out of a gallon container.
“Amazon offered the shipment without the requisite shipping papers or emergency response information, and did not mark, label or properly package the shipment,” according to the FAA. “Amazon also failed to properly train its employees in preparing HazMat packages for shipment by air.”
The fine was laid out in a penalty letter sent to Amazon by the FAA in February.