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Jul 21, 2012, 06:48 PM
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Interesting
I was told that USPS does not allow any batteries to be shipped.This was directly from a postal inspector.I guess someone didnt get the memo or there is some confusion on what is actually allowed.Its been close to a year tough.Possibly the policy has changed.
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Jul 22, 2012, 10:43 AM
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Hello,
Here is the link to the regs about batteries.

USPS Regulataions, Scroll Down to 349.22

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Jul 23, 2012, 02:30 AM
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Thanks 2dog
Jul 23, 2012, 12:16 PM
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Thanks for posting that. It seems at least some dealers are misunderstanding what is allowed, eg. HobbyPartz. Oh well, Hobby King seems just fine with sending me my batteries.
Jul 23, 2012, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bdshort
Thanks for posting that. It seems at least some dealers are misunderstanding what is allowed, eg. HobbyPartz. Oh well, Hobby King seems just fine with sending me my batteries.
Or some are just playing it really safe not wanting to get stuck with a giant fine for misunderstanding something.
Dec 03, 2012, 09:27 PM
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I just stopped into the PO today to mail something back for my wife. The postal employee went through the "nothing liquid, fragile, perishable... lithium batteries.." I asked him about it and he said as of about 3 weeks ago no lithium batteries can be shipped if they're not in a device. He specifically sited the example of a cordless drill with lithium battery saying the drill can be sent with a lithium battery plugged in, however a spare can not be shipped. No exceptions he said.
Dec 03, 2012, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by JoeR
I just stopped into the PO today to mail something back for my wife. The postal employee went through the "nothing liquid, fragile, perishable... lithium batteries.." I asked him about it and he said as of about 3 weeks ago no lithium batteries can be shipped if they're not in a device. He specifically sited the example of a cordless drill with lithium battery saying the drill can be sent with a lithium battery plugged in, however a spare can not be shipped. No exceptions he said.
He didn't review the restrictions very well then. The only thing that has changed is you can now ship lithium in a device internationally. Nothing else has changed. Domestic is still fine.

http://about.usps.com/news/national-...r12_ma1116.htm
Dec 04, 2012, 08:49 PM
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Thanks for the correction grimbeaver. I'll have to mention that to him next time I'm in there.
Dec 07, 2012, 04:06 PM
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I wonder if the rules could be amended if the batteries were inside a protective plastic casing, seeing as how they allow them in a device? The packs are most prone to damage without having any protective casing.
Last edited by Cody f86saber; Dec 07, 2012 at 08:07 PM.
Dec 07, 2012, 07:15 PM
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I recall 5 or so years ago a WHOLE pallet of Lithums caught fire at a plane loading. This is probably the end result of that problem.
Dec 08, 2012, 03:18 AM
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I recall 5 or so years ago a WHOLE pallet of Lithums caught fire at a plane loading. This is probably the end result of that problem.
AFAIK they were primary cells (non-rechargeable). So not LiIon or LiPo, could be a different incident though.
Dec 08, 2012, 05:51 AM
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To safety people. Lithium is a dangerous substance in any battery.

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Dec 08, 2012, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Cody f86saber
I wonder if the rules could be amended if the batteries were inside a protective plastic casing, seeing as how they allow them in a device? The packs are most prone to damage without having any protective casing.
Too hard to define and enforce such a thing so doubt that would ever happen.
Dec 09, 2012, 07:17 AM
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Is it true that LiPo batteries don’t really have lithium in them but only harmless compounds and that’s the reason that they are not hazardous material when you dispose of them?

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Dec 13, 2012, 10:50 AM
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All the rc sellers would be in prison if shipping companies checked things.


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