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about the details of new lithium battery rules for passengers.
Lithium metal batteries
are non-rechargeable batteries
you discard once they are depleted. Larger lithium metal
contain over 2 grams of lithium, and are forbidden
Most consumer lithium metal batteries
such as AA, AAA, and CR-123A sizes,
do not fall into the "Larger
" category. Just follow the Basic
Lithium ion batteries
are the rechargeable batteries used in computers, cell phones,
and other devices. "Larger" lithium ion batteries
are rated between 100 and 300
(8-25 g equivalent lithium content, or ELC
.) Examples of these larger lithium ion batteries
are pictured in the box below.
If you are not sure whether your battery is a larger lithium ion battery
, contact the battery's manufacturer, or call the PHMSA Hazardous Materials Info-Center at 1-800-467-4922.