Lithium Batteries - Packing and Documentation Required

  • Lithium Batteries - Packing guide

Packing and documentation required

Please note, if you do not know your packing instruction type number, go to the Packing Instruction Types section.

Lithium ion battery

965 section IA – Not accepted by FedEx New Zealand

965 section IB – Not accepted by FedEx New Zealand

965 section II – Not accepted by FedEx New Zealand

966 section I – Not accepted by FedEx New Zealand

966 section II

Documentation:

  1. Shipper’s Declaration not required
  2. The statement “Lithium ion batteries in compliance with Section II of PI966” must be indicated on the FedEx air waybill
Packing instructions:
  1. Strong rigid outer packaging
  2. Completed IATA Lithium Battery Label  (Figure 2) or Lithium Battery Mark (Figure 6)
  3. The number of cells or batteries in each package must not exceed the appropriate number for the equipment's operation plus two spares

UN3481, P.I. 966, section II

967 section I – Not accepted by FedEx New Zealand


967 section II

Documentation:

  1. Shipper’s Declaration not required
  2. For packages bearing the Lithium Battery Label/ Mark, the statement “Lithium ion batteries in compliance with Section II of PI967” must be indicated on the FedEx air waybill. This statement is not required on the air waybill for packages that do not bear the Lithium Battery Label/ Mark

Packing instructions:

  1. Strong rigid outer packaging
  2. Completed IATA Lithium Battery Label (Figure 2) or Lithium Battery Mark (Figure 6). This requirement does not apply to:
    1. packages containing only button cell batteries installed in equipment (including circuit boards) or
    2. consignments of two packages or less where each package contains no more than four cells or two batteries installed in equipment

If there are four cells or two batteries per package, or less, no markings are required:

UN3481, P.I. 967, section II

If more than four cells or two batteries per package:

UN3481, P.I. 967, section II

Lithium metal battery

968 section IA – Not accepted by FedEx New Zealand

968 section IB – Not accepted by FedEx New Zealand

968 section II – Not accepted by FedEx New Zealand

969 section I – Not accepted by FedEx New Zealand


969 section II

Documentation:

  1. Shipper’s Declaration not required
  2. The statement “Lithium metal batteries in compliance with Section II of PI969” must be indicated on the FedEx air waybill

Packing instructions:

  1. Strong rigid outer packaging
  2. Completed IATA Lithium Battery Label (Figure 4) or Lithium Battery Mark (Figure 6)
  3. The number of cells or batteries in each package must not exceed the appropriate number for the equipment's operation plus two spares

UN3091, P.I.969, section II

970 section I – Not accepted by FedEx New Zealand

970 section II

Documentation:

  1. Shipper’s Declaration not required
  2. For packages bearing the Lithium Battery Label/ Mark, the statement “Lithium metal batteries in compliance with Section II of PI970” must be indicated on the FedEx air waybill. This statement is not required on the air waybill for packages that do not bear the Lithium Battery Label/ Mark

Packing instructions:

  1. Strong rigid outer packaging
  2. Completed IATA Lithium Battery Label (Figure 4) or Lithium Battery Mark (Figure 6). This requirement does not apply to:
    1. packages containing only button cell batteries installed in equipment (including circuit boards)
      or
    2. consignments of two packages or less where each package contains no more than four cells or two batteries installed in equipment

If there are four cells or two batteries per package, or less, no markings are required:

UN3091, P.I.970, section II - If four cells or two batteries per package, or less:

If more than four cells or two batteries per package:

UN3091, P.I.970, section II - If more than four cells or two batteries per package:

 

1How to obtain pre-approval:

  • Click on this link
  • Scroll down to the “Lithium batteries” section, choose your packing instruction type and follow the instructions

Sample of Labels:

Figure 1
Class 9 Label

Figure 2
IATA Lithium Battery Label
Can be used until 31 December 2018

 

The shipper must complete the phone number portion on the Label. As of 1 July 2017, the UN Number must be marked on the package adjacent to the label.

Figure 3
CAO Label

Figure 4
IATA Lithium Battery Label
Can be used until 31 December 2018

 

The shipper must complete the phone number portion on the Label. As of 1 July 2017, the UN Number must be marked on the package adjacent to the label.

Figure 5
Class 9 Label
Can be replaced Figure 1
until 31 December 2018

Figure 6
Lithium Battery Mark

The shipper must complete the packing instruction type – UN number (*) and phone number (**) portions of the label.

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