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Can lithium ion batteries be mailed USPS?

Lithium metal and lithium-ion cells and batteries installed in or packed with equipment are mailable via air or surface transportation.

Can you get in trouble for shipping lithium batteries?

Lithium batteries are dangerous goods, and all of the regulatory requirements must be complied with, as set out in the Lithium Battery Shipping Regulations. In the United States, failure to comply with these regulations can result in a civil penalty of up to $27,000 per offence (LBSR 1.3).

Does the post office have lithium battery labels?

i. Mailpieces must not bear markings or labels identifying the contents as lithium batteries. Each shipment containing very small lithium batteries, when installed in the equipment they operate (including circuit boards), may contain a maximum of four lithium cells or two lithium batteries.

Can you ship a battery through USPS?

For domestic mailings only, small consumer-type primary lithium cells or batteries (lithium metal or lithium alloy) like those used to power cameras and flashlights are mailable domestically under certain conditions.

Can you ship batteries in the mail?

In the event the package cannot be shipped directly from the retailer, you can ship most consumer-type lithium batteries and electronic devices containing lithium batteries—including power banks, laptops, tablets, and cell phones—safely and easily if certain precautions are taken.

Can I ship a laptop with a lithium battery?

Shipping laptops with lithium batteries are allowed by all means of transport. However, shipping damaged or recalled laptop batteries is not allowed by air. This is a new requirement, according to IATA.

Can I ship lithium batteries via FedEx?

FedEx Express® shipments containing permitted IATA Section II lithium batteries are allowed at FedEx Office Print and Ship Center locations and may be placed in FedEx Drop Boxes.

What is a lithium battery mark for shipping?

The UN3481 number signifies that the packages contain lithium-ion batteries either contained in or packed with equipment. When shipped, packages containing lithium metal batteries must be labeled with one of the following UN numbers: UN3090. UN3091.

How do I ship a lithium battery?

Here are a few tips on how to ship lithium batteries safely:

  1. Make sure that batteries and terminals are well protected to avoid short-circuiting.
  2. Cover terminals with insulating, non-conductive materials.
  3. Pack each battery in fully-enclosed interior packaging to protect the terminals.

Can you ship lithium ion batteries FedEx?

Can I ship a battery through USPS?

Can you send lithium batteries by UPS?

Lithium Batteries packed without equipment: UPS only accepts air shipments of UN3090 or UN3480, lithium metal or ion batteries packed alone (without equipment) as fully regulated shipments. Section II or 49CFR 173.185(c) will not be accepted for air transport.

How many lithium batteries can I send?

You can only send a maximum of 2 lithium batteries (or 4 lithium cells) in a single package.

Can batteries be mailed?

For Li-ion battery shipping instructions, including the requirement that no more than three Li-ion rechargeable batteries should be mailed together, see Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM ® ).

Can You ship lithium batteries?

Every shipper of lithium batteries via air transport has the responsibility to comply with IATA requirements as of 01 January 2020 . ADR regulations have incorporated this requirement for ground transport (01 July 2019) and it is expected that other regulation sets will have the same requirement in the near future.

Can We MAIL batteries?

Batteries used for equipment generally distributed in society (mobile phones, digital cameras, video cameras, laptop computers, etc.) are usually compliant with these conditions. You can mail up to 4 lithium electric cells or up to 2 lithium assembled batteries in one mail item using international mail.