interesting how they shipped a battery

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The battery is a small sealed lead acid battery for FiOS backup. It was shipped USPS. I found the package in our mailbox today. It was in a bubble pack shipping envelope. Inside the envelope was a small cardboard box. Inside the box was the battery, wrapped in bubble pack, but with enough room to shift around about 3/4", you could hear it slide when you tilted the box. I thought it was interesting there was no sealed plastic bag used in the packaging. They sure have faith in the "sealed" aspect of the lead acid battery.
 
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Wonder if they declared it as HAZMAT when they shipped it. Batteries that Ford wants returned to them that were replaced under warranty are sent FedEx and there is a special packaging method we have to use to ship them.
 

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Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
Wonder if they declared it as HAZMAT when they shipped it. Batteries that Ford wants returned to them that were replaced under warranty are sent FedEx and there is a special packaging method we have to use to ship them.
I forgot to mention, no special markings on exterior of package.
 
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I just received a small, 6-volt sealed lead-acid battery from Battery Mart via USPS (for my rechargeable fluorescent camp lantern). Battery Mart just dropped it in a box unwrapped, between some sliced up cardboard sheets as dunnage. It wasn't loose in the box. The outside of the box was stamped "unspillable".
 
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I have ATT U-verse and that system uses a Belkin battery backup for the telephone service. Both by neighbor and I have cancelled service in the past and when they had us return our equipment (modem & DVR) they specifically said to keep the backup unit. The backup uses a lead acid battery, similar to a motorcycle battery. When I shipped the two items back, the UPS guy said they don't ship the backup because of the battery. I ended up re-subscribing to U-verse and now have a backup/backup battery for the next time power goes out.
 
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Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
Wonder if they declared it as HAZMAT when they shipped it. Batteries that Ford wants returned to them that were replaced under warranty are sent FedEx and there is a special packaging method we have to use to ship them.
Are you talking about hybrid batteries (extremely fragile and heavy) or lead-acid batteries?
 
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