There are many types of Dangerous Goods. Everything from lithium batteries to pressurized whip cream cans is considered to be a Dangerous Good when loaded into an aircraft. Altitude and pressurization can change the stability of many products. Dangerous Goods include, but are not limited to: ammunition, fuel, cleaners, paint, generators, and anything with a motor. To read more, visit the Federal Aviation Association’s (FAA) page on Dangerous Goods. If you are unsure, ask before you ship!
Identifying Dangerous Goods is an important step in reducing the risks associated with the product by ensuring the right packaging, handling, and shipping. Never offer an unidentified, undeclared, or unclassified material for shipment. Compliance with FAA regulations and proper declaration of Dangerous Goods is the responsibility of the shipper.
The Department of Transportation and FAA can and does impose severe penalties for such actions, including civil penalties and criminal prosecution of shippers. When in doubt, remember to always ask one of our NAC Dangerous Goods Specialists for assistance.