US post will not send camera with battery

Started Nov 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
Guy Parsons
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In reply to Corian Spirit, Dec 12, 2012

Corian Spirit wrote:

My friend purchased a XZ-1 recently from Amazon. As she wants to send it to a friend overseas, US postal refuse to send the camera unless the battery is taken out. I wonder if this applies to other electronics or even those wanted to send batteries ?

In Oz there's similar restrictions with lithium batteries and Australia Post.

But the way the restrictions read, here we need to leave the battery installed in the device being posted. But not by air, road transport only.

The Aussie rules at http://auspost.com.au/media/documents/customer-guidelines-for-lithium-batteries.pdf

Quotes.....

"Changes have recently been made to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air resulting in the classification of all lithium batteries as dangerous goods.
Consequently, lithium batteries may not be carried in the mail by air.
Australia Post cannot accept lithium batteries or devices containing lithium batteries for mailing overseas or for domestic air carriage."

and.....

"To package the equipment:
• Do not remove the battery from the item you are sending.
• Pack the item in strong outer packaging so that the battery is protected from damage and short circuit.
• Make sure that the package is more then 2cm thick."

Regards...... Guy

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