Safe shipping of dangerous goods in small quantities Dangerous goods (LQ) value-added service for parcel consignments
The “Dangerous goods LQ” (limited quantities) value-added service enables you to ship dangerous goods that are permitted in the parcel channel. These are dangerous goods that are partially or fully exempted from the regulations based on their level of potential danger.
Examples of permitted goods:
Spray cans; maximum 1 litre per container
Paint thinner (UN 1263 Packing Group II; maximum 5 litres per container)
Perfume; maximum 5 litres per container
Hand sanitizer; maximum 1 litre per container
Lithium batteries with a maximum rating of 100 Wh (EXCLUDING E-BIKE BATTERIES!)
As the sender, you are responsible and liable for ensuring that only permitted goods are posted in the parcel channel and that the dangerous goods are safely packaged and correctly labelled. The “Dangerous goods LQ” value-added service barcode must be affixed to all permitted dangerous goods consignments.
Shipment of dangerous goods consignments is subject to a charge and costs CHF 1.10 incl. VAT at the counter or CHF 1.00 excl. VAT for business customers (list price).
The following information must be indicated on the parcel (shipping item):
A weatherproof dangerous goods label adapted to the dangerous goods
An LQ value-added service barcode
For liquids: orientation arrows on two opposite sides of the shipping item
For even greater safety, dangerous goods consignments can be combined with the “Signature” value-added service; in such cases, the consignment will be handed over only in exchange for the recipient’s signature.
The liability limits for the shipping option selected apply.
As the sender, you are responsible for ensuring that you only send permitted goods as LQ via the parcel channel and that these are correctly packaged and labelled. If you do not, Swiss Post must invoice you for any damage and consequential damage and is required to report major violations.