Is Your Package Safe to Mail?

Poster shows some items that are unsafe to mail

You could be mailing hazardous materials and not even know it.

Did you know that many common household items are dangerous to ship and are not permitted in the mail?

Even items that are permitted in the mail can present a hazard if improperly packaged, due to vibration, temperature changes, and variations in atmospheric pressure.

USPS® is committed to keeping your mail safe. Log on and see if the item you wish to mail is permitted and learn more about how to prepare this type of mail safely.

WARNING: Persons who knowingly mail items or materials that are dangerous or injurious to life, health, or property in violation of 39 U.S.C. 3018 may be liable for a civil penalty of at least $250, but not more than $100,000 for each violation; the costs of any cleanup associated with each violation; and damages.

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Poster 37

September 2012

PSN 7690-05-000-4804