[NTLK] Followup: International shipping of devices containing Ni-MH batteries

Dennis Swaney romad at mac.com
Wed Apr 26 22:46:53 EDT 2017


Frank,

I think the problem may be that you are trying to MAIL the item as opposed
to SHIPPING the item. Sending corrosives (batteries fall under this
description) may NOT be sent through International Mail, ie, from the
Bundepost to the US Postal Service or vice versa. However, a shipping
company like DHL, UPS, FedEx, etc. apparently CAN transport batteries via
air. If you fail with the Bundepost again, try using one of the
aforementioned shippers.

Sincerely,
Dennis B. Swaney

"I think, therefore I Mac"

On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 6:12 PM, NewtonTalk <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:

> Boy, how I love this list...
>
> Your replies led me to a pdf describing UN 3496. UN 3496 clearly states
> that
> Nickel-Metal-Hydride batteries may be shipped by air transport. Henceforth
> I
> will glue a sticker mentioning this, along with a URL that'll bring
> overzealous postal clerks to the pdf "Guidance on the air transport of
> Batteries, nickel-metal hydride UN3496".
>
> Maybe one day Ermin will finally get his eMate. Who knows. My second
> attempt
> will start tomorrow.
>
> I was at our feeble excuse for a post office this morning and explained the
> problem, asking them to ship the package again at no cost. They said they
> couldn't do this. So I will have to shell out another 22 Euros to pay for a
> mistake I did not make. Customer service at its best, isn't it? If I was
> doing my job that way, I'd probably live under a highway bridge because
> every employer in his right mind would sack me after a day...
>
> But I have learned to not try to change things I cannot change. So I will
> look at the bright side instead: The fact that this list has yet again
> saved
> me a lot of time, which at my age seems fairly limited.
>
> Thanks, folks!
>
> Frank
>
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