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MSDS / SDS - Lead Acid Forklift Batteries

Battery Haz Mat Descriptions for Shipping

New & Reconditioned Wet Batteries:

NMFC#  60680-1


UN2794, Batteries, wet, filled with acid, 8, PGIII.

Scrap Batteries:

Haz Mat Exemption: 49 CFR 173.159 (e) - exemption applies.

Nonspillable Batteries:

NMFC#  60680


Nonspillable lead acid batteries are listed in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) hazardous materials regulations but are excepted from these regulations since they meet all of the following requirements found at 49 CFR 173.159(d) – NMFC # 60680 Class 50.  

  • When offered for transport, the batteries are protected against short circuits and securely packaged as required by 49 CFR 173.159(d) (1); 
  • The batteries and outer packaging are marked with the words "NONSPILLABLE BATTERY" as required by 49 CFR173.159(d) (2).
  • The batteries comply with the vibration and pressure differential tests found in 49 CFR 173.159(d) (3) and “crack test” found at 49 CFR 173.159(d) (4).  

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MSDS for Wet Lead Acid Storage Batteries, required for transportation by a "for hire" carrier or trucking company. 

Placards are not required if a customer transports their battery on their truck.

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