USPS to Limit Shipping of Hoverboards

December 16th, 2015 Comments off

USPS_HoverBoard_ShippingRestrictionsAs of December 16, the U.S. Postal Service will limit the shipping of “hoverboards” to addresses within the United States. Hoverboards (aka motorized balance boards) will only be accepted for shipping using ground transportation methods such as Standard Post or Parcel Select.

This action is being implemented due to safety concerns and the risk of fire caused by the lithium batteries used to power the hoverboard.

In order for a hoverboard to be mailable by the USPS, it must not contain more than 2 batteries and each battery must not exceed 100 watt hours. Important Note: This policy is different than the normal lithium battery acceptance policy for domestic packages shipped by the USPS.

The shipment of hoverboards from the U.S. to all international and APO/FPO/DPO destinations is prohibited.

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