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?
Special Provision 376
Special provision 376 is applicable for transporting lithium batteries identified as damaged or defective, below table explains SP376 for compliance.
Lithium batteries transported for disposal or recycling
Lithium batteries which are transported for disposal or recycling must be in accordance with Special Provision 377 of IMDG Code and shall be packed in accordance with packaging instruction P909. The packages shall be marked with words “”LITHIUM BATTERIES FOR DISPOSAL” or “LITHIUM BATTERIES FOR RECYCLING”.
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