Why are laptops considered a dangerous good?
Laptop computers contain lithium ion batteries. Although widely used, these rechargeable batteries are considered a ‘dangerous good’.
Although lithium batteries can be considered safe the majority of the time, these batteries can overheat and catch fire.
Unbranded lithium batteries can be the most threatening as these potentially won’t have been safety tested, meaning there isn’t adequate casing or protection from fires.
How Can I Deliver Laptops Safely?
To ship and deliver laptops or any battery powered equipment safely it is crucial to use a HAZMAT certified courier.
We can ensure your delivery is packaged correctly for shipping and help with completing all the necessary declaration paperwork.
To lessen any risks during the shipping process laptops or any equipment containing lithium batteries will be packaged in a tough, rigid packaging and secured to avoid any movement within the outer packaging.
What if I Don’t Declare my Laptop?
Shipping dangerous goods has to be a considered process to ensure no inappropriate handling, packaging or product damages pose any risks throughout delivery.
Prosecution such as unlimited fines or prison sentencing could be the consequence if your dangerous goods are shipped incorrectly.
Failing to complete the appropriate declaration paperwork could also be considered an offence and make you liable for prosecution.
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