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Labelmaster Offers 2-in1 Lithium Battery Labels

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Recent changes in lithium battery shipping regulations now require the use of both handling and documentation labels on many packages carrying lithium batteries. One way retailers can best comply is the use of combo 2-in-1 handling labels.

New Solution Simplifies Lithium Battery Shipping, Responds to New Regs

CHICAGO – (Mar. 23, 2016) – Retailers with enhanced distribution operations and optimized supply chains will be at a competitive advantage in 2016. However, there is a challenge for those who ship the increasing number of products that use lithium batteries either as product returns or online sales. Recent changes in lithium battery shipping regulations now require the use of both handling and documentation labels on many packages carrying lithium batteries. One way retailers can best comply is the use of combo 2-in-1 handling labels.

Designed to simplify meeting these new shipping requirements, Labelmaster now offers a combo 2-in-1 handling label and document label for packages carrying lithium ion or lithium metal batteries. The two regulatory compliant labels are printed as a single unit to ensure both the handling and document labels are affixed to the shipping carton as required.

“Forward-looking retailers are continuously looking for ways to improve their distribution and supply chains,” said Tom Chekel, product engineer with Labelmaster. “Whether shipped by UPS, FedEx or USPS, combining a handling and documentation label for lithium battery shipments provides value to retailers by making it easier to comply with lithium battery regulations. Retailers will no longer need to buy two separate products to meet regulations.”

The handling label and the document are separated by a perforation so the document can be easily detached if necessary. The label is backed with a "low-tack" adhesive that enables either label to be detached from cartons with minimal to no corrugated fiber tear.

These direct thermal paper labels are available in both standard and personalized versions and are sold in rolls of 500. For personalized versions, space is provided to personalize the label with battery type and contact information while the document label contains space to add contact information. The combo labels were developed to satisfy both HMR* and ICAO TI** requirements for shipping lithium batteries. For more information and to order the combo 2-in-1 lithium battery handling labels, see our Lithium Battery Combo Labels; call (800) 621-5808; or email orders@labelmaster.com.

* Hazardous Materials Regulations
** International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (ICAO TI)

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