Pack Your Checked Primers Carefully

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A Florida man's bag exploded after he packed "hundreds" of primers in his checked luggage. Apparently a baggage handler was removing the luggage from the plane when it exploded. No one was hurt but the explosion caused shrapnel to become embedded in the baggage handler's shoe.

According to the TSA does allow primers to be stored in checked luggage as long as they are packaged properly.

The Transportation Safety Administration said Wednesday that the ammunition primers are not prohibited in checked luggage but must be packaged correctly. Checking the packaging is the responsibility of the airline, the TSA said. “You must securely pack any ammunition in fiber (such as cardboard), wood or metal boxes or other packaging that is specifically designed to carry small amounts of ammunition,” according to the TSA website.