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USPS Packaging Instruction 9D

Lithium Metal and Lithium-ion Cells and Batteries — Domestic

Lithium metal (nonrechargeable) cells and batteries and lithium-ion (rechargeable) cells and batteries are mailable in limited quantities domestically via air or surface transportation when they are installed in or packed with the equipment they are intended to operate.

  • Individual lithium-ion (or lithium polymer) batteries (without equipment) are mailable in limited quantities domestically via air or surface transportation, provided the batteries are in the originally sealed packaging.
  • Individual lithium metal (or lithium alloy) batteries (without equipment) are mailable in limited quantities only via surface transportation, provided the batteries are in the originally sealed packaging.

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Lithium Metal and Lithium-ion Batteries
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