[NTLK] Need help: Restrictions regarding postal transport of batteries and devices containing batteries in the USA

Morgan Aldridge morgant at makkintosshu.com
Tue Apr 25 19:01:28 EDT 2017

On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 18:11 NewtonTalk <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:

> Since I am not very good at legal stuff in a foreign language, I would ask
> you guys kindly to provide me with any proof that shipment of hardware
> containing Nickel-Metal-Hydride batteries via USPS is either allowed or not
> allowed in the USA. If this has in fact changed in the last couple of
> weeks,
> it would be the end of battery rebuilds from yours truly unless you live in
> Germany, and the end of sales of Newtons or eMates with rebuilt batteries.

I've never had an issue mailing NiMH batteries in the standard AA size via
the USPS and 348.22.b (Mailable Corrosives; <
http://pe.usps.gov/text/pub52/pub52c3_026.htm>) states, "Common household
dry-cell batteries such as sizes AA, AAA, C, D, etc. are generally not
regulated as hazardous materials and are therefore mailable."

That said, it also says, "For nickel-metal hydride batteries in sea
transportation, see 49 CFR 122.102, Special Provision 130. Packaging
requirements in DMM 601.1-7 apply." But that should be AirMail from Germany
to the US, right?

Hope that helps,


More information about the NewtonTalk mailing list