Prohibited Items

Dangerous goods or hazardous goods are solids, liquids, or gases that can harm people, other living organisms, property, or the environment are prohibited items that ShipHack never fulfills.

Common examples of dangerous goods include:

  • Aerosols (e.g., Deoderant, Spray Paint, Household Cleaners)
  • Airbags
  • Beauty Products (e.g., Nail Polish, Blow Dryers, Curling Irons)
  • Consumer Electronics (e.g, Cell Phones, Laptops, Headphones)
  • Essential Oils
  • Fuels (e.g., Gasoline, Diesel Fuel, Propane, Kerosene)
  • Insecticides and pest control products
  • Inks (e.g., Ink Cartridges, Pens, Highlighters)
  • Lithium Batteries
  • Mercury and articles that contain mercury (e.g., Thermometers)
  • Paint & Paint Thinner
  • Products Containing Alcohol (e.g., Fragrances, Cleaning Supplies, Hand Sanitizer)

Federal Regulations

The transportation regulations for US domestic movement, Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), identifies the requirements for shipping hazardous materials. Section 171.1 of 49 CFR outlines the applicability of Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to persons and functions. Reference number 171.1(g) identifies the potential fines related to violations of the regulations:

Penalties for noncompliance

Each person who knowingly violates a requirement of the Federal hazardous material transportation law, an order issued under Federal hazardous material transportation law, subchapter A of this chapter, or a special permit or approval issued under subchapter A or C of this chapter is liable for a civil penalty of not more than $75,000 for each violation, except the maximum civil penalty is $175,000 if the violation results in death, serious illness or severe injury to any person or substantial destruction of property. There is no minimum civil penalty, except for a minimum civil penalty of $450 for a violation relating to training.

Dangerous Goods and ShipHack

The ability to mark an item as “Dangerous Goods” has been implemented in the ShipHack dashboard to comply with all regulations mentioned above.