You can ship lithium batteries, but there are rules for doing so:
- Batteries have to remain inside the device they’re used for – they can’t be sent separately
- Each package can have a maximum of two lithium batteries
- Lithium batteries are vulnerable to fire, so it’s vital to keep them from overheating. Ensure your device is off and cannot be turned back on in transit.
- Always ship your device inside a plastic bag. This prevents static interference and helps protect against fire.
- Follow IATA regulations when packaging your device. Don’t pack lithium batteries near metal goods. Place electrical tape on all terminals to prevent overheating.
- Check local regulations before sending lithium batteries overseas.
Note: Though shipping lithium batteries is allowed, shipping faulty batteries is a crime.