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Bluesmart shuts down after airlines ban smart luggage

05/02/2018| 6:10:32 PM| 中文

Smart luggage company Bluesmart is shutting down and selling off its technology, and it has placed blame on the major airlines that adopted a de facto ban of its battery-toting bags.

The recent ban on smart luggage with non-removable batteries, which was meant to reduce the risk of battery fires, put Bluesmart “in an irreversibly difficult financial and business situation,” the company wrote in a blog post today.

The only workaround the company came up with to skirt the ban was a step-by-step set of instructions on how to unscrew and detach the entire electronic module (including the integrated battery) from its suitcases.

Bluesmart — which said it had around 65,000 suitcases in use around the world at the time of the ban — also says it will no longer handle returns or replacements.

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