REMINGTON HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORT DATA SHEET
COMMODITY: Lithium ion battery contained in equipment, with no spare batteries
MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Domestic Road, Rail & Vessel
|PROPER SHIPPING NAME:||Lithium ion batteries contained in equipment||LABEL:||No|
|IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:||UN 3481||PLACARD:||No|
|HAZARD CLASS/DIVISION:||9||EMERG. INFO:||No|
|(1)Sym-bols||(2)Hazardous materials descriptions and proper shipping names||(3)Hazard class or Division||(4)Identifi-cation Numbers||(5)PG||(6)Label Codes||(7)Special provisions(§172.102)||(8)Packaging (§173.***)||(9)Quantity Limitations(see §§173.27 and 175.75)||(10)Vesselstowage|
|Bulk||Passenger aircraft/ rail||Cargo aircraft only||Loca-|
|G||Lithium ion batteries contained in equipment including lithium ion polymer batteries||9||UN3091||9||A54, A101||185||185||185||5 kg||35 kg||A|
ABOUT LITHIUM BATTERIES
“Lithium Cells” are cylindrical. They can be very short, e.g. a lithium metal CR1620 coin cell / button cell, or longer like a CR2. “Lithium Batteries” are articles containing combinations of cells (e.g. a 9v battery contains multiple cells), and may be rectangular. Lithium ion energy is typically but not always synonymous with being rechargeable, whereas lithium metal is non-rechargeable. Cell phones and laptops use rechargeable lithium ion batteries which provide high output power for short periods of time, while goods such as optics may use lithium metal cells which provide long term low output power.
Lithium batteries which are improperly manufactured or packaged may self-ignite in flame, and are not extinguishable with small amounts of water.
Lithium cells and batteries must meet requirements of the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria. The manufacture must record the test results and maintain them (indefinitely).
This transport data sheet uses the small cells and batteries exceptions in 49 CFR 173.185(c). The criteria are:
- may not exceed lithium ion batteries of 100 Watt-hours (Wh) each, or lithium ion cells not exceeding 20 Wh each. Starting in 2016 lithium ion batteries using this exception must be marked with the watt-hour rating.
- only four cells or two batteries may be installed in the equipment
- no spare batteries may be packed with the equipment.
Shipments meeting these criteria are excepted from package marking or documentation.
Packaging must meet the general requirements of 49 CFR 173 Subpart B. They must be packaged in a manner to prevent short circuits, movement within the outer package and accidental activation of the equipment. This may be done by closing the laptop, as the power button is on the inside, and packing it to prevent movement in the package. Specification packaging does not apply.
Citation: 49 CFR 173 Subpart B, 49 CFR 173.185(b), 49 CFR 173.185(b)
SHIPPING PAPER REQUIREMENTS
Normal documentation requirements are waived when transported by road. Equipment containing lithium cells or batteries is still hazmat, but are not marked “HM” on the shipping document because they are not subject to documentation requirements in 49 CFR 173 Subpart C.
|Laptop computer||(Insert gross or net weight)|
Citation: 49 CFR 173.185
There are no hazardous materials marking or labeling requirements for packages of equipment containing lithium cells or batteries when shipped according with this transport data sheet.
Citation: 49 CFR 173.185
There are no hazardous materials marking or labeling requirements for overpacks of packages of equipment containing lithium cells or batteries when shipped according with this transport data sheet.
Citation: 49 CFR §173.25