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Transport Document for STIHL Lithium-Ion Batteries


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This document is for packages marked: Lithium-Ion Batteries


In the event packages are damaged, special procedures (including inspection and repacking) must be followed. Refer to the procedures below.

Hazards:
  • Damaged batteries can leak. Contact with liquid inside battery may be irritating to skin, eyes and mucous membranes.
  • Liquid inside battery may vent, ignite and produce sparks when subjected to high temperatures (greater than 150 degrees C) or when damaged or abused:
    • Fires may burn rapidly with flare-burning effect.
    • Fires may ignite other batteries located nearby.
Personal protective equipment should be used when handling damaged batteries:
  • Protective gloves (resistant to caustic liquid)
  • Protective goggles
  • Caustic-resistant apron

For more information on personal protective equipment, call the emergency phone number on this sheet.

In case of fire:

Use dry chemical, CO2, water or foam to extinguish fire.

Procedure for damaged package:

Caution: Handle with care! A dry outer battery package could be leaking inside the package! Avoid contact with liquid inside battery! Liquid inside battery is flammable – keep away from ignition sources / open flames!

  • Wear personal protective equipment.
  • Open and remove all inner packages.
  • Repack dry and undamaged inner packages in a suitable outer package.
  • Open wet and damaged packages and remove the battery. Check battery. If battery is undamaged and not leaking, repack it in suitable inner and outer packages.
  • If battery is broken or leaking, DO NOT ship battery. Call the emergency phone number listed on this sheet for assistance.
Instructions in case of contact or exposure to liquid inside battery:
  • Eye contact: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention immediately.
  • Skin contact: Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical attention immediately.
  • Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Get medical attention immediately.
  • Ingestion: If swallowed, DO NOT induce vomiting. Get medical attention immediately.
Instructions for clean-up of spilled liquid:
  • Wear personal protective equipment.
  • Absorb liquid with inert material (such as sand or vermiculite).
  • Call the emergency phone number listed on this sheet for assistance.
Safety Instructions:

Caution:
  • Use battery only for intended use.
  • Do not open, separate or drop battery.
  • Protect battery from short circuit – risk of explosion!
  • Protect battery from rain and do not dip into liquids – risk of short circuit!
  • Protect battery from direct sunlight, heat, sparks and fire.
  • Do not throw the battery into a fire – risk of explosion!
  • Never use a broken or deformed battery.
FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE or additional information, please call:

(USA and Canada): 1-800-535-5053

(all other countries): +1-352-323-3500

MSDS
Please note that STIHL Lithium-Ion Batteries are considered “articles”, as defined by OSHA 29 CFR §1910.1200(c), and are thus exempt from the requirements of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, as described in OSHA 29 CFR §1910.1200(b)(6)(v). Therefore, a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is not required.

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