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Shipping a Battery
Shipping a lithium-ion (ePure) or lithium-polymer (5.7) battery is a huge can of worms! They fall under the heading of hazardous material (HAZMAT) also known as dangerous goods.
There are some exceptions for small batteries if they are installed in consumer devices such as laptops, mobile phones, power tools, or the like. But generally speaking, shipping hazardous goods requires a special certification. The U.S. DOT and IATA (international) regulations require initial and recurring training for all persons involved in handling, documenting, or transporting hazardous materials.
United Parcel Service, for example, offers the appropriate training courses as webinars. To learn how to ship within the US and Canada, the course costs $600 and must be renewed every 3 years. To ship internationally too, the course costs $1000 and that certification is only good for 2 years.
Individuals must be trained if they classify, package, label, or complete any shipper's declarations associated with offering a hazardous material shipment to a courier.
As of 2021, the civil penalty for noncompliance is a fine of up to $83,439 per violation per day. If the violation results in serious illness, substantial property damage, or death, the fine increases to a maximum of $194,691 per violation per day.