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Most of us carry lithium batteries in our cell phones. So it’s not immediately obvious that lithium batteries are classed as dangerous goods in the transportation context. This classification is due to the fact that lithium batteries may overheat in transport and ignite (and once ignited, any nearby batteries may overheat and ignite). Shipping lithium batteries is accordingly subject to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 and its regulations. There are two main types…