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USPS Ban on International Lithium Battery Shipments

USPS has recently announced that they will stop delivering international shipments containing lithium batteries effective May 16. Despite the fact that most items are shipped with a minimal electric charge, the risk of a battery-fire emergency is still high when improperly packaged. USPS is looking for temporary alternatives to put in place before January 1, 2013, when customers can once again ship specific quantities of lithium batteries to international locations.
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