FAQ

1.5 Can defective and damaged (D&D) batteries be transported?

Defective or damaged batteries, of any type, may cause safety problems during transport. The necessary measures must be taken to avoid any releases of liquids, short circuits, breakages, or overheating.
In addition, specific special provisions and packing instructions must be used for lithium batteries. The diagnosis of these batteries must be performed by competent personnel or by the manufacturer, who will also establish whether the D&D batteries are critical for transport (such as the liability to initiate a thermal runaway).
For non-critical D&D, the requirements of special provision 376 and packing instructions P908 and LP904 must be applied.
For critical D&D batteries, liable to rapidly disassemble, dangerously react, produce a flame or a dangerous evolution of heat or a dangerous emission of toxic, corrosive or flammable gases or vapors under normal conditions of carriage shall be packed and carried in accordance with packing instruction P911 or LP906
The applicable transport conditions are clearly described in the e-books.

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