Baby bottles trigger scare at Newark Liberty International Airport www.privateofficer.com
NEWARK NJ Jan 27 2013 AP — Some baby bottles and a malfunctioning screening machine caused the temporary shutdown of a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport today.
The incident occurred at about 1 p.m., according to the Transportation Security Administration.
A couple and their toddler had already gone through the checkpoint when security officials determined that equipment that screens liquids had malfunctioned and the baby bottles hadn’t been properly screened.
The family was located and brought back to the checkpoint to have the bottles and their luggage re-screened.
The checkpoint was closed for approximately 30 minutes.
Travelers are allowed to carry toiletries in amounts of three ounces or less if they are stored in clear plastic bags. There is no restriction on how much baby formula or breast milk travelers can carry, but it must be presented for inspection at security checkpoints, according to the TSA.