Special requirements for for shipping used electronics

All carriers require special handling for HAZMAT items for pre-owned, damaged, or defective electronic devices that contain or are packaged with lithium batteries. Lithium batteries are in many electronics like cell phones, tablets, laptops, cameras, power tools, and even some headphones. If you have to ship HAZMAT items, they should be put in their own box alone and with no other items. They must be mailed via surface mail, specifically ground transportation, parcel select, or retail ground services. These items also require special markings /HAZMAT label.

These mailing standards are in place because HAZMAT items need special handling to prevent fires, spills, corrosion, or other damage to carrier equipment and staff.