LITHIUM BATTERIES – Special Provision 188 of IMDG Code 38-16

Different entries are there in UN Model Regulations for Lithium Metal and Lithium Ion batteries , the reason is to facilitate the transport of these batteries for specific modes of transport and to enable the application of different emergency response actions. What exemptions are given by special provision SP 188 for Lithium Batteries?

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Shipping defective lithium batteries

Recently the news of self-ignition and resultant fires of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones, banning of same by airline authorities and the subsequent recall of phones had reverberated throughout the world. What are the provisions for shipping defective lithium batteries by sea?

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Samsung Galaxy Note7 is now forbidden on board flights

Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation has banned carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with effect from 17th October 2016 on all flights to from or within India whether in checked in baggage or in carryon baggage.  Read DGCA’s prohibition notice

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US Postal Service will not ship electronics with lithium batteries abroad

Below quoted from iNews880AM US Postal Service will not ship electronics with lithium batteries abroad, citing safety risks 11:50am 5/13/2012 […]

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Nikon – EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Service Advisory

Below quoted from Nikon Service Advisories, April 24, 2012. Nikon Inc. is asking your cooperation in connection with a voluntary […]

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Air Transport of Lithium Metal and Lithium Ion Batteries

IATA has published changes to Lithium Battery transport regulations document can be downloaded here Transport of Lithium Metal and Lithium […]

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Batteries

Plenty of shipments of batteries are moving around the globe as containerized cargo. Some are offered as non-hazardous which leads […]

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