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Are Dry Batteries Classified As Dangerous Goods When Shipping By Air & Sea in 2021?

The dry batteries are defined as non-dangerous goods. They can be shipped as ordinary goods during sea and air transportation.

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We usually say dry batteries, generally refer to alkaline zinc manganese dry batteries and carbon-based zinc-manganese dry batteries, for examples: LR6/AA, LR03/AAA, LR14/C, LR20/D, LR1/N, 6LR61/9V, R6P/AA, R03/AAA, R14/C, R20/D, 6F22/9V and so on.

- What is the conclusion about the dry batteries for sea transportation?

According to inspection methods and precedure under IMO International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (2018 Edition) ,

1, Conclusion:
  • Un Number: N/A
  • Transport hazard class: N/A
  • The hazards identification is none,
  • The goods are not subject to IMO IMDG Code.
  • The packaging requirements are none.
2, Identification Results:
  • Not classified in explosives.
  • Not classified as inflammable substance.
  • Not classified in oxidizing substances and organic peroxides.
  • Not classified in toxic and infectious substances.
  • Not classified in radioactive material.
  • Not classified in corrosives.
3, Identification of other hazards:
  • the dry batteries must be properly protected to prevent short circuits, and equipment must be equipped with an effective means of preventing accidental activation.

- What is the conclusion about dry battery for air transportation?

According to inspection methods and precedure under IATA dangerous goods regulation (DGR ) 62nd edition:

1, Conclusion:
  • Un Number: N/A
  • Transport hazard class: N/A
  • The hazards identification is none,
  • The goods are not subject to IATA DGR according to special provision A123.
  • The packaging requirements are none.
2, Identification Results:
  • Not classified in explosives.
  • Not classified as inflammable substance.
  • Not classified in oxidizing substances and organic peroxides.
  • Not classified in toxic and infectious substances.
  • Not classified in radioactive material.
  • Not classified in corrosives.
3, Identification of other hazards:
  • the dry batteries must be properly protected to prevent short circuits, and equipment must be equipped with an effective means of preventing accidental activation.

In summary, dry batteries are non-hazardous products, and only need to be packaged to avoid short circuits during transportation.

Carl Zhang

Carl Zhang

I am a senior sales with 15 years in the battery industry and a bachelor's degree in economics.
I will be sharing some of my expertise on batteries and my insights into the battery industry in my blog, which should help you with your purchases in China.

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