FAQ

1.4 How to transport used batteries? 

Specific special provisions and packing instructions have to be followed:
-      For lithium batteries, special provision 377 and packing instruction P909,
-      For lead-acid and NiCd batteries, the packing instruction P801,
-      For sodium batteries, the same conditions apply as for new and waste batteries.
-      The applicable transport conditions are clearly described in the e-books.
 

1.4.1. Why are there different summary sheets for WASTE LITHIUM ION CELLS/BATTERIES and CELLS AND BATTERIES FOR DISPOSAL or RECYCLING?

The differentiation is necessary as in the e-books we have identified waste batteries according to their known characteristics:

- if they are still conform and are identified of a type which has passed all tests of UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, session 38.3, they can be transported like new batteries, according to P903

- if they are not identified as compliant to a tested type, then they cannot be demonstrated as compliant to section 2.9.4 of the UN model regulation. In this case, they may be transported according to the Special provision 377 and P909

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