Lithium Battery Transportation Legislation
From Emergency Response
From 2009, shippers transporting lithium batteries by road or air need to comply with new hazardous goods regulations. New UN numbers have been introduced and stringent conditions are in force even where special provisions apply. Among other requirements, shippers need to display a telephone number for additional information. These changes came into force in January 2009 (air transport) and June 2009 (road transport under ADR).
- Reclassification of lithium batteries into separate UN numbers for Lithium Metal and Lithium Ion Batteries
- New requirement for a telephone number on certain documents and certain exempted packages containing lithium batteries
- New packaging requirements
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