Important Information Regarding Lithium Batteries and Air Shipments
Effective June 1, 2015, HD Electric Company has begun replacing all alkaline batteries (9V and AA type) supplied with our products to comparable lithium batteries. Lithium batteries offer better performance in extreme temperatures without compromising safety or reliability. By substituting alkaline batteries with lithium batteries, HDE products are poised to increase performance and help our customers manage and deliver electric power in a safe and efficient manner.
HDE ships each lithium battery pre-installed in its equipment. Each battery that HDE ships with equipment conforms to all necessary safety standards for lithium batteries transported internationally by air, which regulate their lithium content/watt hours, net quantity and build safety. Each shipment is then packaged and labeled in accordance with the relevant regulation for transport by means of a qualified carrier. HDE products that utilize lithium batteries are packaged and marked in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations including the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). In addition, each battery conforms to the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 49, Section 173.185(c) regarding lithium batteries contained in equipment. Please refer to the product instruction manual when battery replacement is needed.
We hope that this message relieves any apprehension toward the use of lithium batteries, their inclusion in HDE devices and our method of shipping them by air when necessary. We are confident that the replacement of alkaline with lithium batteries will improve the performance of our equipment, and we take great care to ensure that products including batteries are packaged and delivered safely.
Our Customer Service team is available should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 847-473-4980 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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