Marking and labelling:
The Class 9 Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods hazard label can still be used, as part of the transitional period, until the end of December 2018 for packages containing lithium batteries prepared in accordance with Section I, IA or IB of the lithium battery packing instructions.
Also the lithium battery handling label may be applied to packages containing lithium batteries prepared in accordance with Section IB or Section II of the lithium battery packing instructions, until the end of December 2018.
A wide variety of electronic goods powered by Lithium Batteries are affected by the regulations, regardless of whether they are rechargeable (Lithium Ion) or non-rechargeable (Lithium Metal). The regulations apply when:
- Lithium Batteries are packed and shipped as individual items (loose/bulk). Example: Loose Batteries/Power bank
- Lithium Batteries are packed separately but shipped with equipment in the same box. Example: A cell phone with a replaceable Lithium Battery
- Lithium Batteries are contained or installed in equipment and therefore shipped in the same box. Example: A computer tablet with an integrated Lithium Battery within the device that cannot be removed or replaced by the user
Lithium Batteries Guidance - IATA(Type: Acrobat Reader file, Size: 580.4 KB)
Lithium Batteries Update - IATA(Type: Acrobat Reader file, Size: 47.3 KB)
For more information on IATA Lithium Batteries Regulations
Lithium Batteries that are known or suspected to be defective or damaged present a high safety risk to personnel and property, and are not permitted on aircraft under any circumstances.
When it is known or suspected that a defective or damaged Lithium Battery is enclosed within a laptop, mobile phone or other device, the battery must be removed before DHL can accept the shipment.