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Dry Cell Batteries:
Alkaline, Carbon Zinc, Zinc Air, Silver Oxide, Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride. All of our dry cell batteries are unregulated for transportation by the US Department of Transportation (DOT), International Civil Aviation Administration (ICAO), International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO). For air transport these batteries must be packaged in such a way to prevent short-circuiting and movement that could lead to short-circuiting.

Lead Acid Batteries:
All of our lead acid batteries are unregulated by DOT for transportation by truck, rail, ocean and air transportation because they meet the requirements of 49 CFR 173.159 (d). The only transportation requirements are: The battery must be securely packaged in such a way to prevent the possibility of short-circuiting. The battery and the outer most packaging must be labeled "NONSPILLABLE" or "NONSPILLABLE BATTERY". All of our lead acid batteries are unregulated for air transportation because they meet the requirements of Special Provision "A67" as promulgated by the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) and the International Civil Aviation Association (ICAO). They also meet the Vibration and Pressure Differential Tests of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) regulations.

Lithium Batteries:
BR & CR Primary, Lithium-Ion, VN, VL, MT & ML Rechargeable. All of our lithium batteries, except our BR-C, are unregulated for truck, rail, ocean and air transportation because they meet the requirements of 49 CFR 173.185 (b). Our BR-C is unregulated because they meet the requirements of 49 CFR 173.185 (c). The only requirements for transporting these batteries are that they must be securely packaged in such a way to prevent the possibility of short-circuiting.

The above information is provided courtesy of the Panasonic Industrial Battery website.

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