Batteries based on Lithium Chemistry are Internationally known as Class 9 Hazardous Materials
These batteries must be tested according to UN guidelines (UN38.3 part III)
Class 9 Materials must be shipped using proper documentation and packaging
Only trained/certified class 9 personnel must perform actual paperwork, packaging and shipment of Lithium-ion Cells and Battery Packs.
The hazardous materials shipper must meet the DOT's hazardous materials regulations (HMR), 49 CFR Parts 171‐180, and adhere to the following:
- Packaging (49 CFR 173)
- Markings (49 CFR 172.300) and Labels (49 CFR 172.400)
- Shipping Papers (49 CFR 172.200)
Regulations to use:
- Within the US –USDOT
- Internationally by Air – IATA
- Internationally by Sea - IMDG
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