Why are aerosols considered a dangerous good?
All aerosols, from deodorants, air fresheners or canned dusters are considered a ‘dangerous good’.
Widely used all over the world, these types of products are well known to contain gases that are highly flammable and dangerous if handled incorrectly.
When exposed to flames aerosols can burst causing seriously harmful balls of fire if the pressure is unable to be vented.
Changes to temperature and damaged cans could pose serious risks so understanding how best to ship and deliver aerosols is essential. Aerosols can be classified under both the Gases: 2.1 and 2.3 classification as they are both flammable and potentially toxic if inhaled.
How Can I Deliver Aerosols Safely?
To deliver aerosols or any other dangerous goods safely is it critical to use a HAZMAT certified courier.
Aerosol can cannot be shipped by airmail however we can secure and package aerosols in the correct manner allowing as little risk as possible during vehicle transit.
Aerosol valves must be protected and safeguarded with a cap during shipping and must not exceed 350ml. These cans should then be secured from movement and potential damages.
What if I Don’t Declare my Aerosols?
Not declaring aerosols or any other dangerous good could end in prosecution as well as fatal ramifications to packages, the vehicles their transported in and health risks to the courier.
During transit by road if your shipment fails a safety spot check, you could receive a fixed penalty.
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