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Old Feb 10, 2013, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by sweatybetty View Post
https://www.usps.com/ship/can-you-ship-it.htm?showtab=2


Can You Ship It?


Make sure your mail gets delivered quickly and efficiently. Learn about USPS safety restrictions and mailing guidelines.

open inline sectionRestrictions
open inline sectionHAZMAT, active
open inline sectionSize
open inline sectionSpecial Handling

Many household items can’t go in the mail.
Hazardous materials come in a wide variety of forms and can be chemical, biological, radioactive, or a combination.

The Postal Service's™ definition of a hazardous material includes many common household and consumer products. They may not be dangerous on your shelf at home, but they can become a hazard when shaken or when the temperature or pressure changes.

Some common hazardous materials include…

Perfumes
Nail polish
Flea collars or flea sprays
Aerosols
Bleach
Pool chemicals
Paints
Matches
Batteries
Fuels or gasoline
Airbags
Dry ice
Mercury thermometers
Cleaning supplies
Items previously containing fuel
Glues
Fireworks

Not sure if what you’re sending is hazardous or prohibited?

Just call 1-800-ASK-USPS or your local Post Office.
I've already been on their site and it hasn't helped me figure out if model fuel is allowed or not. And as I already said, I've been to the local post office and they can't tell me either. From what I was able to find out online I need to find out what the flash point of the fuel is as that will determine whether it's allowed or not. Maybe a hobby shop can help with that.


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