BU-704c: Class 9 Label

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

Training: Anyone handling lithium-based batteries for transport must be trained (try http://www.iata.org/training/courses/Pages/shipping-lithium-batteries-tcgp52.aspx)
Approval: 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

  1. Class 9 hazard material label
  2. UN designation (UN 3400, 3481, 3090 or 3091),
  3. Marking “Lithium Battery” with packing information (PI 965, 1B, 1A or other),
  4. Name and address of the shipper and consignee
  5. Number of packages and gross weight per package.
Packaging: With PI 968 to PI 970, cells and battery packs must be packed in a rigid outer packaging.
Padding: Cells and batteries must be surrounded by non-conductive, non-combustible cushioning material.
Label: When the package does not meet the above requirements, mark “Cargo Aircraft Only.”
Limitation: 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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On December 2, 2015 at 7:07am
Tomasz wrote:

Are other dimensions of this label allowed to use?