When shipping products to ODM customers around the world it is always important to keep a keen eye on the properties of these products to make sure they do not require special handling.

Ordinary items for daily use such as batteries may not be suitable for shipping by air, some others even with restrictions for sea shipment.  If you are unsure we recommend sending a Material Safety Data Sheet to your forwarder (see terms).

Items like aerosol cans contain pressurized air and therefore most shippers will not ship these LCL (Less than a Container Load), preferring instead to ship these only in FCL (Full Container Load).

Certain specific terms may also be clues that dangerous goods and/or hazardous materials may be present. The table below identifies such trigger terms and the potential hazards they may indicate.   Watch for any of the following descriptions that could indicate Dangerous Goods or Hazardous Materials:

  • Acidic
  • Caustic
  • Combustible Communicable
  • Compressed Gas
  • Corrosive
  • Explosive
  • Flammable
  • Infectious
  • Inflammable
  • Poison
  • Radioactive
  • Refrigerated
  • Toxic
  • Volatile

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