Bluesmart shuts down after airlines ban smart luggage

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Smart luggage company Bluesmart is shutting down and selling off its technology, and has placed blame on the major airlines that adopted a de facto ban of its battery toting bags. The recent ban on smart luggage with non-removable batteries, which was meant to reduce the risk of battery fires, put Bluesmart “in an irreversibly difficult financial and business situation,” the company wrote in a blog post today.

“After exploring all the possible options for pivoting and moving forward, the company was finally forced to wind down its operations and explore disposition options, unable to continue operating as an independent entity,” the company says. All of Bluesmart’s intellectual property, designs, and branding have been bought by luggage…

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