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Re: [OM] [OT] Posting Batteries prohibited by UK Royal Mail

Subject: Re: [OM] [OT] Posting Batteries prohibited by UK Royal Mail
From: Mark Kronquist <mak@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 17:56:47 -0800
applies in usa as well
On Feb 6, 2013, at 10:12 AM, Brian Gray wrote:

>   Hi
>   I think this publication by the UK's Royal Mail could cause some
>   problems to private individuals.
>   <Batteries that are classed as dangerous goods by the latest edition of
>   the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Technical
>   Instructions are prohibited. This includes lithium
>   ion/polymer/metal/alloy batteries sent in isolation, with or contained
>   in electronic equipment such as mobile phones or digital cameras.
> 
>   Lead acid batteries (e.g. car batteries) and sealed lead acid batteries
>   are also prohibited.
> 
>   Alkaline, nickel metal hydride (NiMH) and nickel cadmium (NiCd)
>   batteries may only be sent when new and in their original packaging.
>   Please see [1]www.royalmail.com/restrictedgoods
>> 
> 
>   I was not surprised by the item on lead acid batteries but I am
>   surprised that it seems to mean that I could not send an electronic
>   child to a grandchild with batteries included in the package to make it
>   usable immediately. Obviously, neither could I send a second hand
>   camera or telephone which uses rechargeable batteries, or even alkaline
>   batteries.
> 
>   Has anyone else had any thoughts on this or know if other mail/parcel
>   companies are applying similar rules?
> 
>   Brian Gray
> 
> References
> 
>   1. http://www.royalmail.com/restrictedgoods
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