Lithium Batteries – Get in the know

June 29, 2012  |  


Dangerous Goods

Lithium batteries are considered hazardous in nature due to the fact they can overheat and ignite in certain circumstances. The export of lithium batteries was first put under scrutiny in 2009 and the safety of such batteries has been called into question on numerous occasions following several serious fire incidents during transport. In view of this, new legislation was passed and in January 2010 came into effect, to cover the global air, ocean and road movement of Lithium ion and lithium metal batteries.

Lithium ion batteries (including lithium polymer batteries) are used in consumer products such as;

  • Lithium batteriesLaptops
  • Mobile Phones
  • MP3 Players
  • Portable DVD players
  • GPS/Navigation systems
  • Cameras
  • Camcorders
  • Scuba-diving lamps
  • Power tools, etc
Lithium Metal Batteries (including lithium alloy batteries)
  • Watches
  • Thermometers
  • Calculators
  • Remote car locks
  • Back-up batteries in computers and communication equipment
  • Life jacket lights
You can check with our dangerous goods specialists regarding the specific regulations by calling our office +44 2380 860999 or email

Download hereThe full IATA (International Air Transport Association) can be opened here                           >>> Guidance-Document-on-the-Transport-of-Li-Batt-2012-V1 1

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