It has come to the attention of Makita (Australia) Pty Ltd, that battery and /or products containing batteries may be being shipped by customers by air freight. It is our understanding that, for the purpose of Air transport, batteries are considered as dangerous goods under the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) regulations.
It is the responsibility of the shipper to ensure that the product being shipped and the packaging used comply with all regulations, noting that extensive penalties can be imposed by the relevant authorities for any breach.
The IATA and other laws and regulations covering the transport of goods are very comprehensive, and Makita makes no warranty that these regulations will permit particular shipments of its products by air freight.
If you are shipping batteries by air, please ensure that you comply with the IATA regulations and any other applicable laws and requirements.
Should you require further information on the relevant regulations and requirements, please contact your dangerous goods adviser and/or review the IATA website on:
This letter is not intended to constitute legal advice, and you should obtain your own professional advice.