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Lithium Metal Batteries as Cargo in 2015


Questions have come up recently from several customers about shipping the Lithium metal batteries included inside their Davicom units by air. DON’T PANIC. Please see this document from IATA, based on a report from ICAO:

As stated in the IATA note: “It is important to re-iterate that the prohibition on the carriage of lithium metal batteries on passenger aircraft only applies to lithium metal batteries when shipped by themselves (PI 968 Section IA, IB & II). The prohibition does not apply to lithium metal batteries packed with equipment (PI 969) or contained in equipment (PI 970).”

If the question comes up, the small DL 1/3N backup battery inside Davicom units contains only 0.06 g of metallic lithium.

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