Shipping of Lithium-based Batteries by Air; Class 9
The shipping labels on this page fall under Class 9 hazardous material designation. In addition to the labels required under “Dangerous Goods” shipment, the Class 9 label must be attached to the box. The “Cargo Aircraft Only” label only applies to some large shipment of lithium metal batteries. When shipping Class 9 hazardous material, please follow these rules:
Class 9 Shipping Requirements
Anyone handling lithium-based batteries for transport must be trained (try http://www.iata.org/training/courses/Pages/shipping-lithium-batteries-tcgp52.aspx)
All Li-ion batteries shipped under Class 9 hazardous material designation must meet the UN Manual of Test and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3. (This addresses safety.)
Class 9 packages must include
With PI 968 to PI 970, cells and battery packs must be packed in a rigid outer packaging.
Cells and batteries must be surrounded by non-conductive, non-combustible cushioning material.
When the package does not meet the above requirements, mark “Cargo Aircraft Only.”
Lithium metal in any equipment must not exceed 12g/cell and 500g/ battery.
|Exceptions:||Button cell installed in equipment and circuit boards do not add to the battery count.|
Dimension: 100mm x 100mm (3.94″ x 3.94″)
Last updated 2015-04-08
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