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Posted batteries in a parcel - what will happen?

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RainingBatsAndFrogs Sun 25-Oct-20 10:17:14

I posted a parcel to my DC at Uni, with some Halloween decs inside, amongst other treats. They asked my at the Post Office if the parcel contained batteries and I said no.

Then later remembered that there is a little light with 2 x AA batteries.

Will they X ray it and destroy the parcel?

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Crystalknobs Sun 25-Oct-20 10:18:50

I doubt it, if a parcel has batteries in it I think all they do is put a sticker on it .

LolalovesLondon Sun 25-Oct-20 10:24:08

‘batteries are allowed when sent with or contained in/connected to an electronic device, but are subject to packaging, volume and quantity restrictions’

Read this to the end! It’s very reassuring despite the rather shocking opening statement!! 😅

andrewminalto.com/royal-mail-batteries/

ragged Sun 25-Oct-20 10:28:19

It's usually ok if within a device.It's loose batteries they don't like.
I've posted stuff with batteries (declared).Such as old phones.
I don't think anything is routinely x-rayed.

ToastyFingers Sun 25-Oct-20 10:32:02

I occasionally work on a post office.
It's only lithium batteries that need to be declared and so long as they are in the device it doesn't require any additional labelling. You'll be fine. Xx

ErrolTheDragon Sun 25-Oct-20 10:33:55

* Will they X ray it and destroy the parcel?*

I've no idea if parcels are x-rayed, but why on earth do you think that would destroy the parcel? confusedChecked in laptops etc on airlines are routinely X-rayed with no ill effects.

SnuggyBuggy Sun 25-Oct-20 10:52:46

I doubt they will notice

Bargebill19 Sun 25-Oct-20 10:56:28

Nothing! Other than your parcel will be delivered. Hopefully the recipient will love it.
The end.

RainingBatsAndFrogs Sun 25-Oct-20 11:00:51

ErrolTheDragon

* Will they X ray it and destroy the parcel?*

I've no idea if parcels are x-rayed, but why on earth do you think that would destroy the parcel? confusedChecked in laptops etc on airlines are routinely X-rayed with no ill effects.

Guilt is making me catastrophise!

Because I assumed the battery question was about terrorism or fear of explosions,, same as the question at the airport. I didn't think the X ray would destroy the parcel, I meant a controlled explosion of DC's Halloween light up pumpkin.

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RainingBatsAndFrogs Sun 25-Oct-20 11:01:23

Thank you all.
I am re-assured.

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