As of December 16, 2015, the United States Postal Service (USPS®) is limiting the shipping of motorized balance boards, commonly referred to as ‘hover boards’, to ground services only.
Motorized balance boards or hover boards can only be shipped via Standard Post™ or Parcel Select, as these services use ground transportation. This new policy is due to the potential safety hazards pertaining to lithium batteries via air transportation.
To mail a motorized balance board or hover board, the shipment must:
- Contain no more than two batteries.
- Each battery must not exceed 100 watt hours.
- Only be sent via ground transportation.
Note: There are differences between this policy and the existing limitations on shipments of lithium batteries.
Learn more about the USPS announcement here.