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'Smart Bags' will no longer fly on Hawaiian Airlines

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

New restrictions are coming to Hawaiian Airline's baggage policies regarding high-tech luggage.

Hawaiian Airlines will no longer accept "smart bags" that have non-removable lithium ion batteries.

The smart bags feature the ability to charge phones and laptops, bluetooth capabilities, and electronic locks and tags. 

The airlines says the batteries pose a safety risk because they are known to short-circuit. 

Smart bags with removable batteries can be carried on as long as they are turned off. They can also be checked in if the battery has been removed.

The restriction will go in to effect starting January 15.

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