SC Johnson Provides Tips to Simplify Air Travel with OFF!® Products in the United States

Company Aims to Help Protect Families from Mosquitoes That May Carry Disease during Spring Break

SC Johnson provides tips to simplify air travel with OFF!® products in the United States.

Plan ahead so travel regulations don’t keep you from protecting your family from mosquitoes that may carry disease.

RACINE, Wis., April 12, 2017 – As the weather warms and thousands of families gear up for spring break, SC Johnson, the maker of trusted household products like Glade®, Raid®, Scrubbing Bubbles® and Ziploc®, is providing tips to simplify flying while protecting families from mosquitoes that may carry diseases like malaria, West Nile, Zika or dengue fever viruses. 

For nearly 60 years, OFF!® has been helping protect families from mosquito bites. Since certain tropical or subtropical areas have experienced outbreaks in the past, it may be important to travel with insect repellents. For those traveling within or to and from the United States, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have guidelines regarding traveling with certain products.

To help simplify screening through airport security and to ultimately help ensure families have access to personal repellents during spring break, the company shares the following measures: 

TSA and FAA Regulations for Checked and Carry-On Luggage

  • According to TSA guidelines, personal repellents in liquid, gel and aerosol form are allowed in both checked bags and carry-on luggage, but may be subject to certain size and quantity restrictions. 
  • According to the FAA most insect repellents in non-aerosol liquid pump sprays and wipes are not restricted as hazardous materials – and therefore not subject to size or quantity limits in checked luggage. 
  • Some liquid repellents are flammable – these are still allowed but must stay within the size and quantity limits specified by the FAA. 
  • Liquids and aerosols in carry-on baggage are further limited to 3.4 fl. oz. (100 ml) containers at the TSA security checkpoint. 

OFF!® Products Allowed in Carry-On Luggage

  • OFF!® Family Care Insect Repellent IV: .5 fl. oz. Mini Pump Spray. Formulated with 7% DEET
  • OFF! Deep Woods® Sportsmen Mini Pump Spray: 1 fl. oz. Pump Spray. Formulated with 98.25% DEET
  • OFF! Deep Woods® Insect Repellent Towelettes. Formulated with 25% DEET

OFF!® Products Allowed in Checked Luggage*

  • OFF!® Family Care Insect Repellent III (Tropical Fresh®): 6 fl. oz. Pump Spray. Formulated with 5% DEET
  • OFF!® Family Care Insect Repellent II (Clean Feel): 6 fl. oz. Pump Spray. Formulated with 5% Picaridin
  • OFF!® Family Care Insect Repellent IV (Unscented): 6 fl. oz. and 9 fl. oz. Pump Spray. Formulated with 7% DEET
  • OFF! Deep Woods® Insect Repellent VII: 6 fl. oz. and 9 fl. oz. Pump Spray. Formulated with 25% DEET
  • OFF! Deep Woods® Sportsmen Repellent III: 6 fl. oz. Pump Spray. Formulated with 25% DEET

*The total quantity of on-skin personal repellent for each person in checked baggage is limited to 68 fl. oz.

All OFF!® personal repellents are effective when used according to the label. The key difference among OFF!® personal repellents is the protection duration, which varies according to the concentration of the active ingredient.

Please note the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/plan-for-travel.html) recommends that all travelers should use personal insect repellent for three weeks after returning from tropical and sub-tropical areas.

 Don’t let travel regulations keep you from protecting your family from mosquitoes that may carry malaria, Zika, dengue fever or West Nile viruses. With some forethought and the above tips, passing through airport security with OFF!® products can be stress-free.

For more information on how to protect your family from mosquitoes, please go to www.scjohnson.com/mosquitoes.

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About SC Johnson

SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 131-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com