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    Default USPS/APO/FPO/DPO Ban on Lithium Batteries

    Effective 16 May 2012 Lithium batteries will not be allowed to ship internationally, including APO/FPO/DPO... Better stock up now if you're deployed, or start using FedEx/DHL if it's an option in your area.


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    Interesting. I just had a ProVari shipped to Afghanistan. Will have to see if it makes it... When did/does this take effect?

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    Remind me not to skim. My box shipped in 06 May, so I should be fine. Also, you could have your wife/family send the batteries and just not tell them they're in there.. There's a lot of stuff you're not allowed to ship. Tobacco is a big one, but it gets sent out here all the time.

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    I'm going to assume they'll be scanning them, even with just an x-ray batteries are pretty easy to pick out.


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    It wont be long before a package or two w batts in them goes thermal and then we will be in deep shipping doo doo. All the bad press is not helping. Then we have stories like this that dont help at all:

    $ 102,000.00 Li Ion Car Fire
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valsacar View Post
    I'm going to assume they'll be scanning them, even with just an x-ray batteries are pretty easy to pick out.
    Yes but it is VERY hard to tell what kind of battery is in them though...


    There is all sorts of 'banned items' that make it out though... I have had care packages from VFWs come filled with nothing but contraband... and ou bet your @$$ we enjoyed every bit of those 'illicit' goods.... everything from booze, tobacco, porn, BACON, and more.... I'll never forget seeing one guy hand out pork rinds to the iraqi kids who would throw rocks at us till they went away...

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    I would tell you I find that horribly wrong and offensive... But I would be a liar so...

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    The ban is being lifted just in time for the holiday season! thankfully!!

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    Partially. The batteries must be installed in the respective device. You cant ship "spares".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostrider View Post
    Partially. The batteries must be installed in the respective device. You cant ship "spares".
    Battery holders can be purchased for under $2....
    Are you about to buy your 1st APV/MOD? Higher Education Required!!

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