Can You Take an Electric Razor in Luggage on a Plane?

Updated April 17, 2017

With strict airport security standards, refer to the Transportation Security Administration's published list of prohibited items to determine whether your items are approved for carry-on or checked baggage.

Approved Item

As of August 2010, electric razors are not listed as prohibited items by the Transportation Security Administration. TSA deems electric razors safe for both carry-on and checked baggage.

Related Items

Disposable razors and their cartridges must be sheathed and placed in checked baggage. This ensures the safety of those handling and inspecting baggage.


Check TSA website or your airline before travelling, as items prohibited by the TSA are subject to change at any time.

Who Decides?

TSA, according to its website, was created shortly after September 11, 2001, to "strengthen the security of the nation's transportation systems while ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce, TSA is responsible for the security of U.S. airports

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Kelly Smith has been writing professionally since 2010. She writes for various websites, specializing in health and literature. Smith is a certified pharmacy technician with more than five years of professional experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in multimedia communications from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.