The transportation of lithium ion batteries continues to garner significant attention, especially with recent reports of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7's batteries overheating, catching fire, and even exploding.
The Samsung recall is just one example highlighting how numerous companies worldwide today must safely and expediently transport damaged lithium cells and batteries or equipment containing them. However, meeting current regulations for such shipments can be costly and options are often limited.
U.S. DOT guidelines prohibit air shipments for any lithium battery products recalled for safety reasons. Shipping returned lithium products by ground transportation also is complicated.
To make defective lithium battery shipping easier, Labelmaster, a leading provider of solutions for hazardous material transport compliance, now provides an option that allows businesses to ship such products via ground at a reduced expense based on a special permit from the DOT.
The special permit grants relief from the DOT 49 CFR §173.185 regulations that do not permit the use of common and less expensive fiberboard packaging products for damaged, defective or recalled lithium cells. It also authorizes small cells and batteries to be shipped in the fiberboard packagings without having to declare them as Class 9 fully regulated shipments.
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