TSA To Return Seized Items

Items Contractor to return items seized at airport security checkpoints

Now you may not have to forfeit that heirloom pocket knife that airport screeners took away.

The Transportation Security Administration is setting up mailing kiosks at major airports to allow travelers to mail home items that are forbidden aboard aircraft. The kiosks developed by Texas-based ReturnKey Systems use touch-screen technology and audio and video prompting and feature step-by-step instructions.

The kiosks already have been set up at Newark, Washington Dulles, New York LaGuardia and Houston Bush airports, with more planned this year.

ReturnKey Systems says the TSA hopes to reduce arguments at checkpoints that can hold up lines.