IATA Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines
Lithium batteries have become the preferred energy source to power a wide variety of consumer goods ranging from mobile phones to children’s toys to e-bikes. Though widely used, most people are not aware that lithium batteries are dangerous goods which require special consideration and can pose a safety risk if not prepared and transported in compliance with the transport regulations.
The transport regulations applicable to lithium batteries can be difficult to navigate for companies and individuals who are not familiar with dangerous goods in general. As there are different parties involved in the transport of lithium batteries from manufacturers, technicians and engineers to battery assemblers and consumer electronics retailers, IATA has created these guidelines to assist shippers of lithium batteries and equipment containing lithium batteries in meeting their safety obligations.
The LBSG includes everything you need to safely and efficiently prepare lithium battery shipments in compliance with international air transport regulations. The LBSG includes animated packing examples, sample checklists, examples of marking and labeling of packages, and example of completed documentation for the different packaging scenarios.