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State Inspects Luggage Scales At Wis. Airports

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state has checked the luggage scales at Wisconsin airports and the bags are likely being weighed properly.

State and city inspectors looked each of the 60 scales in Wisonsin’s commercial airports throughout 2011. They found an accuracy rate of 98.3 percent.

The ones not working properly have been repaired.

Sandy Chalmers, with Division Administrator of Trade and Consumer Protection, says excess weight charges run from $39 to $400 for each bag over 50 pounds so they wanted consumers to know the scales were accurate.

The airports inspected are in Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Appleton, La Crosse, Mosinee, Eau Claire and Rhinelander.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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