13 Mar 2017, 14:09
The consignment must be accompanied with a document with an indication that the package contains lithium ion cells or batteries; that the package must be handled with care and that a flammability hazard exists if the package is damaged; that special procedures must be followed in the event the package is damaged, to include inspection and repacking if necessary; and also a telephone number for additional information. Cells and batteries must be packed in inner packagings that completely enclose the cell or battery. Cells and batteries must be protected against short circuit, including protection against contact with conductive Prohibitions and restrictions materials within the same packaging that could lead to a short circuit. The equipment sent with cells or batteries must be packed in strong rigid packaging and must be secured against movement within the outer packaging and packed to prevent accidental activation. Lithium battery handling label must be applied (see page 40). The sender’s name and return address must be clearly visible on the outer packaging.
These items may only be sent using our 1st Class or 2nd Class products paid for via franking or on account (VAT exempt 1st and 2nd Class Account Mail), Special Delivery paid for via franking or on account, Royal Mail Tracked and Royal Mail Sameday. Please note Royal Mail Tracked Returns, Business Response, Freepost and all variants of Royal Mail 24 and Royal Mail 48 are excluded.