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New Mailing Standards for Lithium Batteries

Effective August 17, 2017, the Postal Service is revising Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail, in various sections to provide new mailing standards for mailpieces containing lithium batteries.

The Postal Service announced these revisions via a Federal Register notice titled “Revision to Mailing Standards for Lithium Batteries,” which was published on July 26, 2017 (82 FR 34712–34715). With these revisions, the Postal Service aligns its mailing standards with recent changes made by other federal regulatory agencies with regard to the transportation of lithium batteries … (click to read more)