do you need to be certified to ship lithium-ion batteries

Lithium-ion batteries have to pass various certifications when they’re shipped,because lithium-ion batteries are made of lithium, a metal that is particularly prone to chemical reactions, it is easy to extend and burn. Lithium batteries can be packed and transported. If not handled properly, they are easy to burn and explode, so batteries to some extent belong to dangerous goods.

Different from ordinary goods, battery products have their own special requirements on export certification, transportation and packaging. In addition, various mobile devices such as mobile phones, tablets, Bluetooth speakers, Bluetooth headsets, mobile power supplies, etc., may be equipped with lithium thionyl chloride batteries orlithium ion battery. Before the product is certified, the internal battery also needs to meet the relevant standards.

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Let’s take a look at the certification and requirements for lithium-ion batteries exported overseas:

There are three basic requirements for lithium-ion batteries transportation

1.li ion batteries UN38.3

li ion batteries UN38.3 is applicable to almost the whole world and belongs to safety and performance test. Section 38.3 of the UN Manual of Tests and Standards for the Transport of Dangerous Goods specially formulated by the United Nations requires lithium batteries to be transported before It is necessary to pass height simulation, high and low temperature cycle, vibration test, impact test, short circuit outside 55℃, impact test, overcharge test and forced discharge test to ensure the safety of lithium battery transportation. If the lithium batteries are not installed together with the equipment and each package contains more than 24 cells or 12 batteries, the 1.2 m free drop test must also be passed.

2. SDS

SDS (Safety Data Sheet) is a list of chemical component information, physical and chemical parameters, flammability, toxicity and environmental hazards provided by enterprises producing or selling hazardous chemicals to customers according to the requirements of regulations. As well as safe use, storage conditions, leakage emergency treatment, transport laws and regulations and other 16 items of comprehensive information description document. For chemicals transported by air, an Air Transportation Condition Identification report is required. However, since there is no such identification by sea, SDS is required to determine whether lithium batteries are suitable for sea transportation to ensure transportation safety.

3, Air transport conditions identification report

The final air transport identification report of relevant products with lithium batteries originating from China (except Hong Kong) must be examined and issued by a dangerous goods identification agency directly authorized by CAAC. The main contents of the report generally include: the name of the goods and their enterprise identification, main physical and chemical characteristics, the dangerous characteristics of the goods to be transported, the laws and regulations on which identification is based, and emergency treatment methods, etc. The purpose is to provide transport units with information directly related to transport safety.

Therefore, whether it is a lithium sulfuryl chloride battery, or lithium-ion batteries and other relevant specifications of the battery, must strictly comply with the export customs certification, to ensure the safety of the battery transportation.

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