What Happens When Dangerous Goods are Shipped Incorrectly?

Certain goods in your inventory may require special labeling and packaging to meet general transportation requirements and/or carrier specific guidelines.  

Dangerous goods (DG) are items that require special handling and labeling. They generally include items that can be flammable, explosive under certain conditions, or may become hazardous if not handled properly.  

Some common goods that need special “dangerous goods” labeling include aerosols, cosmetics, nail polish, perfumes, cleaning solutions, lighters, lithium batteries (that are included in many consumer electronics), machinery parts, pharmaceuticals, and paints.  

If you are shipping any dangerous goods, it’s so important to label and categorize them correctly. If items are not appropriately labeled, your shipping carrier may apply heavy fines or a suspension of service all together.