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Interpretation Response #98-0542 ([Myers Industries] [Ms. Barb Germano])

Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Myers Industries

Individual Name: Ms. Barb Germano

Location State: OH Country: US

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Response text:

JAN 29, 1998


Ms. Barb Germano
Myers Industries
1293 S. Main Street
Akron, OH 44301

Dear Ms. Germano:

This is in response to your letter and telephone conversation with Helen Engrum of my staff concerning requirements for shipping a battery charger under the Hazardous Materials Regulation (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). I apologize for the delay in responding and hope it has not caused any inconvenience.

A battery charger device containing a battery described as "Batteries, wet, filled with acid, 8, UN 2794, PG III" is subject to the requirements specified in 49 CFR 173.159. The packaging must be marked "Batteries, wet filled with acid, UN 2794," a CORROSIVE label must be applied, and a shipping paper and emergency response information must be provided. However, you may not be subject to the requirements of the HMR if you ship your battery charger under the provisions in § 173.159(e).

I hope this information is helpful. If we can be of further assistance, please contact us.



Delmer F. Billings
Chief, Regulations Development
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.159 Batteries, wet