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Safety first when it comes to ship battery!

These days, many products are powered by batteries. And, naturally, many of these products are being shipped around the world. The problem here is that these batteries can be dangerous and pose safety risks if they’re not properly packed and shipped.

At best, not complying with these guidelines might mean that your shipment is rejected by your chosen courier and you can't get your battery where it needs to go.

At worst, non-compliance can also result in tragic consequences. If your battery shipment doesn't comply with regulatory guidelines - perhaps it's not packed properly and isn't labeled correctly - it could start a fire or other dangerous situation. There have been numerous plane crashes and boat sinkings - and related deaths - as a result of this

Mailable Battery

Common household dry-cell batteries such as sizes AA, AAA, C, D, etc. are generally NOT regulated as hazardous materials and are therefore mailable

  • Zinc Chloride Dry Battery

  • Zinc Carbon Battery

  • Zinc Manganese Battery

  • Carbon Zinc Manganese Dioxide Battery

  • Alkaline Button Cell

  • Alkaline Battery

  • Nickel Cadmium Battery (NI-CD Battery)

  • Zinc Silver Oxide Battery

  • Silver Oxide Battery

  • Alkaline Manganese Dioxide Zinc Battery

A non-spillable wet battery containing liquid electrolyte is permitted to be mailed only if the battery casing is completely sealed to prevent the liquid corrosive from spilling

Lithium Battery -Highly Alert

You may not realize it, but many of the products and devices you use every day have batteries that contain lithium. And, with people turning to online retail, these products are being shipped around the world. That’s why it's so important that these products and batteries are mailed carefully. Some consumer products that use these types of batteries include laptops, mobile phones, tablets, medical devices, power tools, measuring equipment, drones, etc.

Due to its highly flammable nature, the lithium battery is classified as Dangerous Goods. You will have to honestly inform the courier service company if you plan to ship the device with a lithium battery or packed separately. Each carrier service has different regulations but they all require special package and handling. If you want to ship via sea freight, you will need to provide MSDS ( Material Safety Data Sheet) Sheet

I hope every shipper or importer does not take this topic lightly when they plan their product logistics. Safety always comes first!

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