• What are dangerous good?

A dangerous good is a substance, which if not handled properly is capable of posing risk to health, safety and property when transported in commerce. You might not even know that products like aerosols, perfume or anything containing lithium batteries are considered dangerous. There are nine classes of dangerous good. The class your product falls under determines how you pack your product and label it.

  • Many electronics are classed as dangerous goods

But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you can’t ship them.

Lithium batteries are classed as dangerous goods because they contain high levels of electrical energy. They are found commonly in electronics. Incorrect packing or damage in transit can cause lithium batteries to overheat and catch fire.

Dangerous goods should be classified, declared, packed and labelled correctly with the right documentation. And the packing materials really depend on what you’re shipping and the quantity. You can get in touch with our experts to understand the shipping process.

Why are they dangerous goods?

There are certain locations which accept dangerous goods, certain locations that do not accept specific classes of dangerous goods and dangerous goods are not accepted to ship via all services. Shipments falling under the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) need special transport arrangements and the sender must contact Garuda Express for shipping confirmation/arrangements prior to shipping. Vega Express reserves the right to refuse dangerous goods at any location where they cannot be accepted in accordance with applicable law.

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