Lithium Batteries

Recently, ICAO and PHMSA imposed stricter regulations on the shipping of Lithium Batteries. The most common violations include failure to prepare and classify the batteries. Not to worry, Labelmaster provides the solutions you need to keep your Lithium Battery shipments compliant. See the more specific violations and their solutions below.


Offeror Requirements

Specific hazardous materials

Offering lithium batteries in transportation in unauthorized packages

Cite: 173.159, 173.185, 173.21(c).

Baseline assessment: $12,500

Offering lithium batteries in transportation on passenger aircraft or misclassifying them for air transport

Cite: 173.159, 173.185, 173.21(c).

Baseline assessment: $30,000

Failure to prepare batteries so as to prevent damage in transit

Cite: 173.159, 173.185, 173.21(c).

Baseline assessment: $6,000

Failure to place a Cargo Aircraft Only label on a package containing a primary lithium battery or failure to mark a package containing a primary lithium battery as forbidden for transport on passenger aircraft

Cite: 172.402(c), 172.102(c)(1) Special Provision 188, 189, 190.

Baseline assessment: $1,000 - $10,000

Offering for transportation a lithium battery, without shipping papers, package markings, labels, or placards (when required)

Cite: 172.200, 172.300, 172.400, 172.500.

Baseline assessment: $20,000 - $40,000

This website is designed to provide accurate information regarding the subject matter covered. The violations listed can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations 49-Parts 100-185, revised as of 10-1-13. Early Edition published by Labelmaster. Pages 41-54. Every effort has been made to provide a simplified guide consistent with the various applicable regulations. However, if there is a discrepancy, the regulations are the final authority.