PRBA and Other Trade Groups File Proposals with UN Transport Agency to Address Testing Requirements, Shipments of Damaged/Defective Lithium Batteries

PRBA, in coordination with other industry associations, has filed a proposal with the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods to amend shipping regulations addressing damaged/defective lithium batteries. The proposal stems from the ongoing regulatory challenges in defining what is considered a damaged/defective lithium battery and determining the type of packaging required.

A second proposal amends the UN38.3 testing requirements for primary lithium batteries. The third proposal seeks to amend or add a special provision on the shipping requirements associated with lithium batteries that are packed with equipment.

The UN Sub-Committee is scheduled to meet June 25 – 29, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, contact George Kerchner at [email protected] or 202.719.4109.