Lithium polymer batteries are tested according to UN 38.3

January 1st, 2020 was an important date for anyone shipping lithium cells or batteries. From that date forward, all shippers must be able to provide a test summary proving the products shipping have passed the UN 38.3 test for the transport of lithium batteries. This regulation applies to all modes of transport and it applies

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Lithium batteries and battery cells are classified as dangerous goods class 9, just like liquid nitrogen, for example. The legal requirements for safe transport are correspondingly high. Whether by rail, road or air, the eligibility of lithium cell or battery shipments is regulated by the transport test 38.3 of the United Nations. A shipment is