applies in usa as well
On Feb 6, 2013, at 10:12 AM, Brian Gray wrote:
> 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 Organizationâ€™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 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
> Has anyone else had any thoughts on this or know if other mail/parcel
> companies are applying similar rules?
> Brian Gray
> 1. http://www.royalmail.com/restrictedgoods
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