[amsat-bb] Re: Lithium Batteries and USPS
k7trkradio at charter.net
Tue Dec 11 13:52:26 PST 2012
Ebay has this posted:
"In a reversal of an earlier ban, USPS® has announced it will once again allow specific quantities of lithium-ion batteries to be shipped internationally when installed in the items they’re intended to operate. This reinstatement, effective immediately, also includes APO, FPO, and DPO locations around the world.
With the holiday season fast approaching, this is great news for sellers who ship internationally that offer popular gift items like video cameras, walkie-talkies, GPS devices, radio-controlled toys, cameras, MP3 players, laptops, electric shavers, power drills, tablets/iPads, and portable DVD players.
If you switched to a different shipping carrier due to the earlier ban on these items, you can edit your current listings in bulk by taking advantage of these tips and tools."
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of George Henry
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:03 AM
To: kk5do at arrl.net; amsat-bb at AMSAT.Org; BRAZOS VALLEY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Lithium Batteries and USPS
She doesn't have her facts straight...
DMM Revision: Mailings of Lithium Batteries
Effective May 16, 2012, the Postal Service™ will revise Mailing Standards of the
United States Postal Service,Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) section 601.10.20 to
codify that primary lithium metal or lithium alloy (nonrechargeable) cells and
batteries or secondary lithium-ion cells and batteries (rechargeable) are
prohibited when mailed internationally or to and from an APO, FPO, or DPO
location. However, this prohibition does not apply to lithium batteries
authorized under DMM 601.10.20 when mailed within the United States or its
International standards have recently been the subject of discussion by the
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Universal Postal Union
(UPU), and the Postal Service anticipates that on January 1, 2013, customers
will be able to mail specific quantities of lithium batteries internationally
(including to and from an APO, FPO, or DPO location) when the batteries are
properly installed in the personal electronic devices they are intended to
So, for now, the ban only applies to international or APO/FPO/DPO locations.
----- Original Message ----
> From: Bruce <kk5do at arrl.net>
> To: "amsat-bb at AMSAT.Org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>; BRAZOS VALLEY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
><bvarc at bvarc.org>
> Sent: Tue, December 11, 2012 11:02:20 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Lithium Batteries and USPS
> I was just at the post office in Houston shipping a package to Florida and they
>asked me there were any lithium batteries in the package. I said no and asked
>why. The postal worker said they no longer take packages with lithium batteries
>unless they are in a laptop or cell phone. I asked what about in a radio and she
>said no. hmmmmm
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