(If there is no dangerous goods in a First Aid Kit, May we ship it as Non DG? How should the AWB be prepared?)

Q.
When there is no dangerous goods in a First Aid Kit, since it is no longer UN 3316 First Aid Kit, can it be shipped as Non DG? Further even if dangerous goods are included in the Kit, if the quantities are within limits of Excepted Quantities, can it be shipped as Excepted Quantity? Is it correct to understand SP 44 as referring to the contents of the Kit, and SP 163 as referring to how to ship the Kits as Excepted Quantity?  (31 Jan 12)

A.
If the Kit does not contain any dangerous goods, to avoid misunderstandings as well as delays caused by such misunderstandings, please write in the Nature & Quantity of Goods box on the AWB, ?gFirst Aid Kit?h and add ?gNo dangerous goods contained?h and ?gNot Restricted?h.

If there are dangerous goods in the Kit, but the dangerous goods satisfy provisions of SP 44 and the quantities are within the EQ limits, per SP 163, it can be shipped as Excepted Quantity.

Enter in the Nature & Quantity of Goods box on the AWB, ?gFirst Aid Kit per SP A163, Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities, ?cpackage(s)?h. Some airlines May ask to indicate the quantity of each dangerous goods inside the Kit.

SP 44 is defining the contents of a Kit, and SP 163 stipulates the provisions for sending Kits as Excepted Quantity.


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