Summary of Changes

Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail

Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail, has been updated, effective August 17, 2017, with the following changes:

 

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Chapter 3, Hazardous Materials

Exhibit 325.1

Nonmailable Warning Labels

revised to add new Lithium Battery Class 9 label to the list of DOT warning labels prohibited in the mail.

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Exhibit 325.2a

DOT Hazardous Materials Warning Labels: PERMITTED ON MAILABLE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

revised to replace the current lithium battery handling label with the GHS lithium battery mark.

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327.2f

Air Transportation Prohibitions

revised to provide new mailing standards for mailpieces containing lithium batteries.

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349.12b

Lithium Battery — Definitions

revised to provide new mailing standards for mailpieces containing lithium batteries.

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349.21f

Nonmailable Class 9 Materials

revised to provide new mailing standards for mailpieces containing lithium batteries.

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349.221a(5), (6), and (7); 349.221b(3), (6), and (7); 349.221c(3) and (6); 349.221d(3) and (5)

Lithium Metal (Non-rechargeable) Cells and Batteries — Domestic

revised to provide new mailing standards for mailpieces containing lithium batteries.

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349.222a(3), (6), (7), and (8); 349.222b(3), (6), and (7); 349.222c(3) and (4); 349.222d(1), (3), and (4) – (8)

Lithium-ion (Rechargeable) Cells and Batteries — Domestic

revised to provide new mailing standards for mailpieces containing lithium batteries.

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Exhibit 349.222

Domestic Lithium Battery Mailability

revised to update text for lithium-ion batteries (shipped without the equipment they operate) and to add a new row applicable to intra-Alaska lithium-ion batteries.

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Chapter 6, International Mail

622.5a, b, and c

Lithium and Lithium-ion Cells and Batteries — General

revised to provide new mailing standards for mailpieces containing lithium batteries.

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622.51a – g

Lithium Metal (Non-rechargeable) Cells and Batteries

revised to provide new mailing standards for mailpieces containing lithium batteries.

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622.52a – g

Lithium-ion (Rechargeable) Cells and Batteries

revised to provide new mailing standards for mailpieces containing lithium batteries.

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Appendix A, Hazardous Material Table: Postal Service Mailability Guide

Lithium-ion batteries (including lithium polymer batteries)

Domestic Mail Air (f)

revised to update the entry for UN3480 under column (f) and to delete the extraneous entry for “Lithium Battery.”

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Appendix C, USPS Packaging Instructions for Mailable Hazardous Materials

USPS Packaging Instruction 9D

Lithium Metal and Lithium-ion Cells and Batteries — Domestic

revised to provide new mailing standards for mailpieces containing lithium batteries.

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Domestic Lithium Battery Mailability Exhibit

Lithium-ion or Lithium Polymer Batteries

Revised to update text for lithium-ion batteries (shipped without the equipment they operate) and to add a new row applicable to intra-Alaska lithium-ion batteries.

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USPS Packaging Instruction 9E

Lithium Metal and Lithium-ion Cells and Batteries — International and APO/FPO/DPO

revised to provide new mailing standards for mailpieces containing lithium batteries.

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