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What labels are usually attached to the outer packaging of lithium battery shipments?

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In the Marine Dangerous Goods Regulations, lithium batteries have four UN numbers: UN 3090, UN 3091, UN 3480 and UN 3481, all of which are Class 9 (Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods). Lithium batteries are different from common dangerous goods, there is no specific packaging category in the transport regulations, but this does not mean that lithium batteries are not required to be packaged for transport. The following editor takes you to understand what battery labels need to be affixed to the export packaging of lithium batteries.

Battery labels
What labels are usually attached to the outer packaging of lithium battery shipments?-Shenzhen topak new energy technology CO.LTD.

Clear sizing required by the new battery labels

B. The new battery label has two * numbered lines, the first line needs to fill in the UN number to which the battery category belongs, the second line needs to fill in the packaging category to which the battery category belongs (PI965-PI970) and the emergency contact number.
C. The old version of the battery label can still be used, from December 31, 2018 to all update to the new version of the battery label.
D. As of January 1, 2017, the label attributes of the battery change to a tag and are common to land, sea and air.

Battery labels for Class 9 hazardous material batteries

A. specially designed Dangerous Goods label on lithium batteries from the old generic Class 9 Dangerous Goods label, which is more useful for identifying goods as batteries or goods with batteries.
B. The old Class 9 Dangerous Goods labels can still be used, and the newest Class 9 Dangerous Goods lithium battery-specific labels will be fully used on December 31, 2018.

Cargo machine labels only
What labels are usually attached to the outer packaging of lithium battery shipments?-Shenzhen topak new energy technology CO.LTD.

Some battery type shipments are air freight only, while most lithium metal battery shipments and pure battery shipments (rechargeable batteries) are air freight only and require an air freight only label on the outer box.

Consignee’s mark
The corresponding packaging and transport requirements of the battery shipment determines whether the outer box of the battery shipment is required to be labelled with a Class 9 hazardous material battery label, if so, the shipper shall fill in the declaration, then the consignee or consignor shall be marked on the outer box of such battery shipment, in the following format :
Shipper information :
Consignee information :
UN………,Transport specialties
Lithium ion batteries (lithium metal batteries),Net weight of batteries per package.

Labelling requirements for tagging :

A. Marking labels must be affixed to the larger surface of the box.
B. All marking labels must be affixed to the same side of the outer box.
C. There can be no overlays between the various tag marks.

Precautions required during transport of battery cargo :
1、The goods of pure battery must be transported with attention to the requirements such as the rated power of battery or the net weight of lithium metal specified in the packaging instructions, if it exceeds the standard, the transport requirements must be replaced.
2, pure battery goods transported goods must be beaten into a pallet transport, hitting the pallet label side must face out, the pallet needs to be wrapped with transparent packaging film, the pallet needs to be pasted on all sides PER OVERPARK (how much) KG (net weight of all battery goods on the pallet)
3, the consignee or consignor filled in the declaration must be the same as the bill of lading, the consignee or consignor of the outer container mark the same.
4、When different types of charged or in-charge goods are mixed in one box, the outer box must be affixed with multiple corresponding battery markings.
5, the contact number on the battery must be valid, if the battery goods in transit problems need to call the emergency contact phone to inquire about the goods and how to deal with.

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