UN3091, Lithium Metal Batteries/Cells contained in equipment – PI970 Section I


The equipment must be packed and secured and/or cushioned to prevent any movement in strong rigid outer packaging, constructed of suitable material, strength and design in relation to the packaging's capacity and its intended use.

The quantity of lithium metal contained in any piece of equipment must not exceed 500 g per battery and 12 g per cell.

Where multiple pieces of equipment are packed in the same outer packaging, each piece of equipment must be packed to prevent contact with other equipment.

Passenger aircraft:
Max. net quantity per package: 5 kg.
Cargo aircraft:
Max. net quantity per package: 35 kg.

“The maximum net quantity” is the weight of the batteries/cells inside of 1 package excluding the equipment.

  • Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods
  • Air Waybill must include;
    • "Dangerous goods as per associated DGD” or “Dangerous goods as per associated Shipper’s Declaration” In the box “Handling information” 
    • "Dangerous goods as per associated DGD - CAO” or “Dangerous goods as per associated Shipper’s Declaration - CAO” In the box “Handling information” (Only when Cargo Aircraft Only (CAO) has been used)
Labeling and Marking:

en CAO used: