Common battery shipping labels

Cargo Aircraft Only Label

Cargo Aircraft Only Label

Class 9 Hazardous Material Label

Class 9 Hazardous Material Label

DG Handling Label – Caution! Lithium Batteries – Metal

Lithium metal handling label

  • Required by International Air Transport Association (IATA) on certain types of Lithium Metal Batteries. See Shipping lithium batteries.
  • Minimum size: 126mm x 110mm
  • The telephone number does not need to be monitored 24 hours a day, it can be the normal phone number of the business shipping the battery so long as a person with knowledge of the package can be reached there during normal business hours.
  • Purchase link

DG Handling Label – Caution! Lithium Batteries – Ion

Lithium-ion handling label

  • Required by International Air Transport Association (IATA) on certain types of Lithium Ion Batteries. See Shipping lithium batteries.
  • Minimum size: 126mm x 110mm
  • The telephone number does not need to be monitored 24 hours a day, it can be the normal phone number of the business shipping the battery so long as a person with knowledge of the package can be reached there during normal business hours.
  • Purchase link

Overpack label

Overpack label

  • This label signifies that a package contains smaller packages, each of which is correctly packed and labelled for shipping. ┬áThis allows them to be shipped separately if required.
  • Required by International Air Transport Association (IATA) in certain circumstances. See Shipping lithium batteries.
  • Minimum size: None, but must be clearly visible
  • Purchase link

Class 8 Hazardous Material Label

Class 9 Hazardous Material Label

  • Required on all batteries defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as a Class 8 hazard. See Shipping lead acid batteries.
  • Minimum size: 100mm x 100mm.
  • Note the purchase .
  • Purchase link (no wording – this link is for a IATA approved label but some carriers also require the label to state the UN number and the text “Batteries, Wet, Filled with Acid” as the sample on the left shows. Check with your carrier first ).
  • Purchase link (including UN number and wording).

Package Orientation Label

Package orientation label

  • Required on all batteries defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as spill-able. See Shipping lead acid batteries.
  • Minimum size: varies, measure the total package size and check with your carrier.
  • Purchase link

Non-Spillable Battery Label

Non-spillable battery label

  • Required when shipping non-spillable lead acid batteries by air and also required by some carriers.
  • Minimum size: None but it should be clear and durable.
  • Purchase link

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  1. Leanne Fugate

    Can a Lead-Acid battery filled with acid ship via ocean, if it has UN2794? If so, are any special labeling requirements needed?

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