Lithium batteries in electronic devices have been a problem for airlines.
Last year, Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phones were banned from all flights after the company discovered that its lithium-ion batteries were faulty and could overheat and catch fire.
They have been considering broadening the restrictions on all worldwide flights into and out the United States. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has said the ban might expand to all worldwide flights entering or leaving the US.
Firefighters checked out the aircraft, which was refueled and allowed to continue on to San Francisco.