Prohibited items

PROHIBITED ITEMS

THESE ITEMS MAY NOT BE CARRIED WITH PARCELGIANTS

IT IS A CIVIL OFFENCE TO KNOWINGLY SHIP DANGEROUS OR HAZARDOUS GOODS

  • Any item that is marked with a diamond shaped hazardous sticker
  • Animals and livestock
  • Explosives
  • Furs
  • Ammunition Fireworks
  • Any item which is illegal under UK law
  • Hazardous goods
  • Watch for any of the following descriptions that could indicate dangerous goods or hazardous materials
  • Bullion
  • Money
  • Firearms
  • Tobacco
  • Caustic
  • Combustible Communicable
  • Compressed Gas
  • Corrosive
  • Explosive
  • Flammable
  • Acidic
  • Precious stones
  • Jewellery
  • Wines and spirits
  • Plasma screens
  • Infectious
  • Inflammable
  • Poison
  • Radioactive
  • Refridgerated
  • Toxic
  • Volatile

  • Air bags – May contain air bag inflators, or air bag modules or seat belt pretensioner.
  • Air conditioning equipment – May contain fuels under pressure.
  • Aircraft parts – May contain fuels under pressure.
  • Auto parts – May include carburetors, petrol tanks which may contain liquid fuel.
  • Barometers – May indicate the presence of mercury.
  • Batteries – Come in a variety of sizes and types. Several types of batteries are regulated as hazardous materials, including spill-able lead acid batteries, many lithium batteries, etc. Positive protection against short circuits is essential, even for batteries that are not subject to applicable Hazardous Materials Regulations. See Additional Guidance below.
  • Breathing apparatus – May mean oxygen cylinders under pressure.
  • Bull Semen – May signal the presence of dry ice or liquefied fuel.
  • Camping gear/ equipment – May include many different dangerous items such as: ammunition, batteries, cooking stoves, flammable fuel, fire starting pastes, flammable liquids, heat producing packets, lighters, matches (both strike anywhere and safety type), signal flares, STERNO cooking/ heating fuel (the structural tubing on certain types of back packs contains liquid fuels).
  • Chain saws and other powered tools – Will most likely contain a residue of fuel.
  • Chemical oxygen – May indicate the presence of an oxygen generator.
  • Petrol – May indicate the presence of a flammable liquid, such as fuel.

  • Cigarette lighters – Including lighters or lighter refills or torches, may contain flammable fuel or liquid.
  • Computer equipment – May contain uninterruptible power supplies with electrical storage batteries, magnets in speakers and printing ink.
  • Construction equipment – May indicate the presence of batteries, CO2 cartridges, and other power devices, petrol powered saws or the generators and space heaters all possibly containing fuel, liquefied petroleum torches, paints, drying agents and thinners.
  • Cosmetics – May contain flammable liquids.
  • Cryogenic (liquid) – Means a liquefied fuel of very low temperature, which must be shipped as a regulated item.
  • Cylinder/ container/ tank – May contain hazardous chemicals such as resins, solvents or fuels.
  • Drilling and mining equipment – May contain explosives, acids, lubricants, mercury or other dangerous goods.
  • Electrical/ electrical equipment – May contain powerful magnets, mercury in switches, any one of a variety of batteries and uninterruptible power supplies containing electrical storage batteries. (See additional battery guidance below).
  • Electrically powered apparatus – May contain wet electrical storage batteries, or lithium batteries. Even if batteries are excepted from regulations, they must be positively protected against short circuits.
  • Engine parts – May include carburetors, petrol lines, or petrol tanks which may contain fuel residue.
  • Fertiliser – Ammonium nitrate may be an oxidiser

The following goods may be carried, but are not covered by Parcelgiants and travel at sender’s own risk:

  • Perishables
  • Cheques
  • Money orders
  • Securities
  • Works of art
  • Antiques
  • Watches
  • Stamps
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Pottery
  • Precious metals

For more details on any of this please do contact us on 01473 404057.