BATTERY TRANSPORTATION GUIDELINES
Dry Cell Batteries: Alkaline, Carbon Zinc, Zinc Air, Silver Oxide, Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride. Dry cell batteries are unregulated for transportation by the US Department of Transportation (DOT), International Civil Aviation Organization (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: 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". 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 Organization (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. Lithium (primary and rechargeable) batteries are now subject to various transportation regulations for all modes of transportation both in the United States and around the world. Regulatory agencies governing the transportation of these batteries include the US Department of Transportation, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Maritime Organization.
Downloads: Product Information Sheets, these sheets contain MSDS exemption information guidelines and recycling information on the chemistries indicated.
The above information is provided courtesy of the Panasonic Industrial Battery website.