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Conditions Top Handing and precautions International Transportation


[International Transportation]
Regulations for international transportation of lithium batteries may be largely calssified into three categories.

1.Air transport
Based on DGR(Dangerous Goods Regulations) of ICAO(International Civil Aviation Organization), IATA(International Air Transport Association) has determined transport regulations. The regulation states that lithium batteries are considered non dangerous if they meet the following requirements:
Each cell or battery with a solid cathode must contain 1.0g or less of lithium or lithium alloy.(FDK's lithium batteries are all solid cathodes.)
They may be transported in rigid packaging with short circuit protection.
2.Marine Transport
IMO(International Marine Organization) has determined transport regulations based on IMDG(International Marine Dangerous Goods). The judgement standard of dangerous goods is based on DGR of ICAO. When the batteries are not regarded as dangerous goods, they should be transported in rigid packaging with short circuit protection, according to IATA standards.
3.DOT(Department of Transportation)
The regulations regarding packaging and transportation of lithium batteries in the U.S.A are determined through the 49 Code of Federal Register. Ch.1(12-31-91 Edition).
The judgement standard of dangerous goods is corresponded to DGR of ICAO. When the batteries are not regarded as dangerous, any transportation method is acceptable if they are transported in rigid packaging with short circuit protection.

The following FDK lithium batteries contain under 1g of lithium alloy per single battery.
Primary Lithium Batteries
CR2016 CR2025 CR2032 CR2430
CR2450 CR2477 CR8L(A size) CR2/3 8·L(2/3 A size)
CR1/2 8·L(1/2 A size) CR6·L(AA size) CR2/3 6·L(2/3 AA size) CR1/2 6·L(1/2 AA size)
Batteries containing more than 1g of lithium or lithium alloy per single batteriy are shown bellow:
Primary Lithium Batteries
CR20H(D size) CR14H(C size)