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Ankaa

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 27, 2008
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Hi,

I may have run into a problem that I didn't think about. I've just ordered a couple new Apple Watches for hubby and myself, as well as one I was planning to send my dad for his birthday. However, upon arrival I noticed the packages all come with the fire hazard label - OF COURSE, the batteries. I didn't think of that.

Now I'm confused - can I not mail his present to him? It was my understanding that there's no way to actually mail anything with lithium batteries?

People sell used watches all the time, no? Will USPS actually check?

Thanks for any advice.
 

jbachandouris

macrumors 603
Aug 18, 2009
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2,948
Upstate NY
Apple mails watches to customers. If you don't think the USPS would do it, use UPS or FedEx.

I've sent phones through the mail and I never told them and it never came back to me.
 

44267547

Cancelled
Jul 12, 2016
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Hi,

I may have run into a problem that I didn't think about. I've just ordered a couple new Apple Watches for hubby and myself, as well as one I was planning to send my dad for his birthday. However, upon arrival I noticed the packages all come with the fire hazard label - OF COURSE, the batteries. I didn't think of that.

Now I'm confused - can I not mail his present to him? It was my understanding that there's no way to actually mail anything with lithium batteries?

People sell used watches all the time, no? Will USPS actually check?

Thanks for any advice.

Something to take in consideration, it depends on the origin of your country, as they have different requirements in terms of actually mailing with ‘lithium ion’ batteries. For example, there’s restrictions/regulations to mail a package with lithium ion batteries to Canada out of the United States, so I don’t know if that applies to you or not in that regard. But if you’re in United States and shipping locally, then just follow the listed guidelines mandated to do so.

Edit: I see you are from the United States based off your thread history, then you need to look up the federal guidelines in terms of shipping the Apple Watch based on the carrier that you choose. Unless you have Apple ship it directly, which you if you use a ‘bill-to-ship to option’, then they take care of it for you.
 
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