Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods Are Everywhere

Perfume, oil paint art kits and laptop computers are all considered dangerous goods during transport. Under certain circumstances these everyday items can harm people, property and the environment. Protect your shipment and yourself by identifying dangerous goods and properly packaging and preparing every shipment.

Common Dangerous Goods

  • Aerosols
  • Ammunition
  • Batteries (Lithium & Wet)
  • Camping Stoves
  • Chemicals
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Fireworks
  • Flammable Gas Torches
  • Gasoline Powered Devices
  • Lighters
  • Matches
  • Oil-Based Paint
  • Oxygen Generators/Oxidizing Cases
  • Parts Containing Gasoline, Jet Fuel or Kerosene
  • Perfume
  • Propane
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Solvents
  1. Identify your shipment: Refer to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for the correct identification, classification (including UN or ID number), Proper Shipping Name, hazard class and, if applicable, subsidiary risk and Packing Group.
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  2. Package your shipments correctly: Some dangerous goods have specific packaging, labeling and marking requirements. And, all require a completed Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods form. For information on the proper shipment preparation for IATA and ICAO shipments of nonradioactive items, go to images.fedex.com/us/services/pdf/DG_Job_Aid.pdf
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  3. Protect yourself: Shippers who do not prepare their packages according to IATA and ICAO regulations can be fined by federal and civil authorities and may even face criminal prosecution and imprisonment. The government requires people trained and certified to handle and prepare dangerous shipments. FedEx conducts training seminars throughout the year. To view schedules and register for a seminar, go to fedex.com/us/services/options.
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  4. Ask us for help: The FedEx Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials Hotline is prepared to answer your questions on the proper preparation of dangerous goods for shipment in the FedEx Express® network. Call 1.800.GoFedEx 1.800.463.3339 and press 81 or say “dangerous goods” to speak to a dangerous goods shipping specialist. In non-US locations, contact your local FedEx Customer Service and ask to speak with a dangerous goods specialist.
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Too see a list of countries that either “Accept” or “Do Not Accept” Dangerous Goods, click here:

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