Lithium-ion Battery Shipping Requirements

Lithium-ion Battery Shipping Requirements

Lithium-ion Battery Shipping Requirements

Due to the high levels of electrical energy and chemical contents of lithium-ion batteries, there are special safety regulations that must be followed when shipping and handling these types of batteries.

General Requirements:

  • No special equipment is required in order to handle the product
  • The MSDS is not expired

To avoid the possibility of a short-circuit or activation, Phase V requires the following guidelines for packaging.

Requirements for Packaging:

  • Batteries should not come in contact with other batteries, conductive surfaces or metal objects during transport
  • To follow IATA regulations, cells and batteries must be fully enclosed in packaging made of non-conductive material, such as plastic bags. Also, ensure that non-conductive caps or tape are used to cover exposed terminals or connectors.
  • Avoid using envelopes or soft-sided packaging and instead opt for a sturdy, rigid outer package

All packages containing lithium-ion batteries must have special documentation. The documentation should include the following information.

Required Documentation:

  • This package must be handled with care and can become a fire hazard if damaged
  • If the package is damaged, it should be inspected and repacked if necessary
  • A telephone number where you can be reached
  • A lithium battery mark label attached to 2 sides of the package

Prior to sending your shipment, we ask that you receive written confirmation from Phase V that we will be able to accept the quantity, weight, and watt-hours of the batteries you are shipping.

To learn more about shipping lithium batteries, select the carrier of your choice from the list below and click on the link for additional information on their requirements.

Phase V’s team of experts are here to help if you have questions about shipping Lithium-ion batteries. Contact us if you’d like to learn more.