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USPS Announces Restrictions on ‘Hover Board’ Shipping

by Paul Kovlakas | December 18, 2015 | No Comments

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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.

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