The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $227,500 civil penalty against Shanghai Yancui Import and Export Co., of Shanghai, China, for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials regulations. The FAA alleges that on July 16, 2013, the company shipped a package containing one bottle of Titanium Tetrachloride on a DHL Express Worldwide cargo flight. Workers at the DHL package sorting facility in Erlanger, Ky., discovered the bottle emitting smoke. Titanium Tetrachloride is a poisonous, corrosive material, and Hazardous Materials regulations prohibit shipping it on passenger or cargo aircraft. The package also contained two bottles of Benzodioxole, which
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