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    USPS and quartz watches

    Hi all,
    Could use some expertise. I believe USPS doesn't allow lithium batteries to be shipped or you have to sign off acknowledging your package doesn't contain "hazardous item." Does this apply to quartz watches? If so, how have you shipped your quartz watches CONUS. Appreciate the help. Thanks.

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    I have shipped and been shipped these and answered no to those questions.....


    Quote Originally Posted by elysian73 View Post
    Hi all,
    Could use some expertise. I believe USPS doesn't allow lithium batteries to be shipped or you have to sign off acknowledging your package doesn't contain "hazardous item." Does this apply to quartz watches? If so, how have you shipped your quartz watches CONUS. Appreciate the help. Thanks.
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    Check the shipping rules for items that contain lithium cells as for some reason I can only see the U.K. rules and not the U.S. ones

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    Re: USPS and quartz watches

    Quote Originally Posted by elysian73 View Post
    Hi all,
    Could use some expertise. I believe USPS doesn't allow lithium batteries to be shipped or you have to sign off acknowledging your package doesn't contain "hazardous item." Does this apply to quartz watches? If so, how have you shipped your quartz watches CONUS. Appreciate the help. Thanks.
    I've shipped many quartz watches via USPS and have never once had a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elysian73 View Post
    Hi all,
    Could use some expertise. I believe USPS doesn't allow lithium batteries to be shipped or you have to sign off acknowledging your package doesn't contain "hazardous item." Does this apply to quartz watches? If so, how have you shipped your quartz watches CONUS. Appreciate the help. Thanks.
    Don't worry about it. I've shipped everything from laptops to cell phones to cameras, all of which have MUCH bigger Li-ion batteries than anything that will ever go into a watch. Ship it as a fragile item if you want, USPS doesn't charge extra for that so you might as well, although it's probably unnecessary with a quartz watch. For the hazardous materials question just answer no.

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    https://about.usps.com/postal-bullet...l/updt_004.htm

    Effective May 16, 2012, the Postal Service™ will revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) section 601.10.20 to codify that primary lithium metal or lithium alloy (nonrechargeable) cells and batteries or secondary lithium-ion cells and bat.teries (rechargeable) are prohibited when mailed interna.tionally or to and from an APO, FPO, or DPO location. However, this prohibition does not apply to lithium batter.ies authorized under DMM 601.10.20 when mailed within the United States or its territories.

    International standards have recently been the subject of discussion by the International Civil Aviation Organiza.tion (ICAO) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU), and the Postal Service anticipates that on January 1, 2013, cus.tomers will be able to mail specific quantities of lithium bat.teries internationally (including to and from an APO, FPO, or DPO location) when the batteries are properly installed in the personal electronic devices they are intended to operate
    domestic US mail fine, international, only in device it is for.
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    Thanks for the input everyone. That helps ease any concern.

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