Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Customer Advisory
(Note: There are still discussions in progress for how this will impact the Exchange Business.)
Lithium batteries prohibited in international/military mail
To provide DOD shippers an immediate notification on mailing lithium batteries to/from APOs, FPOs or DPOs.
Effective May 16, 2012, the United States Postal Service will prohibit the shipment of lithium metal batteries, lithium-ion batteries and devices containing lithium batteries by international/military mail. This prohibition includes mail sent to and from APO, FPO and DPO locations and applies regardless of quantity, size, watt-hours and whether the cells or batteries are packed in equipment, with equipment or without equipment.
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