Airlines Are Banning Smart Luggage Tags – Dynotags Are Not Affected…

An alarming increase in the number of smoke and fire incidents on airlines from passengers’ malfunctioning lithium-ion batteries is causing concern among safety and aviation experts. Because all sorts of gadgets are powered with these batteries, they are a cause of increasing risk in aviation while all other aviation risks are decreasing over time.

According to the FAA, the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries present in the luggage pose a fire threat in cargo areas.  After all that happened in recent years with Samsung Note 7, Hoverboards and various devices (chargers, laptops, music players,  etc.) there is consensus on the root cause:  Lithium-ion batteries.  Once ignited, these battery fires are extremely difficult to extinguish and require specific firefighting procedures.

At the recommendation of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a host of airlines—including American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta, and Hawaiian Airlines—have announced that high-tech luggage and luggage tags with embedded batteries won’t be allowed on flights due to safety concerns.  It is expected that all major carriers will adopt this policy to reduce risk of incidents.

However, Dynotag Web/Location Enabled Smart Tags are not affected from this ban, as they do not contain any batteries or electronics.   All dynotags keep their information and programming logic in the Dynotag Cloud Service (DCS) – making the physical tags maintenance-free.

Source: JetSetter, Consumer Reports, BatteryUniversity, ICC Compliance Center

 

 

 

 

New Life and New SuperPetTag for Fiona!

 

Through our ShelterAngel charity program, we send free Dynotag SuperPetTags to good people who adopt from pet shelters. All we ask for is the story for the adoption and a couple photos. We find this recent exchange about “Fiona” particularly heartwarming:

C.R. wrote:

I’ve always been a cat person, but sadly, my ex-husband took our cats in the divorce, and my new boyfriend is allergic. So I started Googling “cat-like dogs” and one of the breeds that came up was basenji. The central coast of California, where I relocated to be near my boyfriend, is not prime basenji territory; it would be a long drive to LA or beyond to find one to adopt. I checked several local shelters, looking for a dog that would meet the criteria set by me and my reluctant landlady: adult, mellow, quiet, and friendly with other dogs since my workplace welcomes canines.

At the third shelter, I saw a 16-pound tan dog called Harmony. They said she was a chihuahua mix, about 4 years old. I was far from sure, but thought she might be the one, so I called my boyfriend to meet her. He agreed, and I filled out the paperwork to take her home. We renamed her Fiona, and have since learned a few things about her: she’s part basenji (and probably dachshund, terrier and something else), she almost never barks (only four times in two months), she’d never seen stairs before, and she’s really about 6 years old. She’s also become very devoted to me, which is endearing and also a little scary. I’m glad she’s part of my life.

Fiona looks so happy and content – we are glad you found each other – and are happy we could be a part of this beautiful story…

Did you adopt a pet from a shelter? Do you know someone who has or is thinking about it?  Let them know about our ShelterAngel charity program so we can send them a FREE Super Pet Tag also.

Shelter Angel: Free SuperPetTag for adopting a pet!

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A FREE Dynotag Super Pet Tag for every shelter pet adopter!

According to ASPCA,  approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, 2.7 million are adopted. At the end, more than 2.5 million animals are put to sleep annually. Without help, the odds are bleak for our animal friends in need!

Adopting from the shelters is the best way to save more animals. Our friends at the Humane Society agree!

As the maker of top-rated Dynotag®  Smart Tags,  we want to help!

Today, we are launching a charity program named “Shelter Angel” – rewarding anyone who adopts an animal from a shelter with a FREE Super Pet Tag !  We want to thank the good people giving our animal friends a second chance –  and help get more animals adopted.

Wearing their brand new SuperPetTag,  adopted animals get a running start at their new home and will be protected should they stray away!  Plus, the owner gets to maintain all the animal related records and information in the SuperPetTag, for life. No subscription needed!

Best of all, there is NO cost to the shelter OR the adopter!  Dynotag sponsors the Shelter Angel program in full – using a part of our Smart Tag sales to cover the Shelter Angel charity.  In other words, every time someone gets a new Dynotag Smart Tag, they are helping the Shelter Angel program!

Participating in the Shelter Angel program is easy:
Simply visit ShelterAngel.com for instructions. We cover recognized Animal Rescue Groups, Shelters, any official organization that can furnish “Adoption” documents to an adopter.  While majority of adoptions will be dogs and cats, we sponsor any animal that can wear a tag.

  • Do you know any friends, neighbors or relatives who are thinking of adopting?
  • Any animals which were adopted in the last month?

Tell them to visit ShelterAngel.com to request their FREE Shelter Angel tag, which comes with a “Thank You!” letter directly from our offices.

Thank you for helping our animal friends in need get a second chance!