Dangerous Goods (also known as Regulated Items) are substances or articles that pose a risk to people, property, or the environment due to their chemical or physical properties. They are usually classified with reference to their immediate risk.
Dangerous Goods may require specialized safety precautions or other measures for transportation, usage, storage, or disposal.
Lithium Ion cells and batteries are classified as Dangerous Goods (DG). Shipments of Dangerous Goods are controlled under a number of regulatory agencies—at the national and international levels—to ensure safety and proper handling. For more information on these regulations, go to www.iata.org, http://www.dot.gov, or the website for your local governing agency.
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Dangerous goods are controlled under a number of regulated agencies. For more information on these regulations, please visit www.iata.org, http://www.dot.gov, or the website for your local governing agency.
IMPORTANT: Applicable laws prohibit the shipping of batteries that are physically damaged.
Shipment of Lithium Ion cells and batteries within the United States requires the use a Class 9 Certified shipper. Additional regulations may be required for international shipments. For more information on these regulations, please visit www.iata.org, http://www.dot.gov, or the website for your local governing agency.
The following shipping methods are available for Regulated Items based on your location:
|Domestic (USA)||FedEx 2Day|
|FedEx 2Day A.M.|
|FedEx Express Saver|
|FedEx First Overnight|
|FedEx Priority Overnight|
|FedEx Standard Overnight|
|International||FedEx International Economy|
|FedEx International First|
|FedEx International Priority|
NOTE: RED cannot guarantee that FedEx will ship Regulated Items to your address. In the event that FedEx does not serve your city, you must arrange a freight forwarder. For more information, go to International Countries: Dangerous Goods Acceptance.