New IATA (International Air Transport Association) regulations for the transportation of lithium-ion batteries by air

The international regulations of the IATA (International Air Transport Association) for the transportation of lithium-ion batteries by air have been changed and came into force with effect from 1 April 2016:

http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/dgr/Documents/lithium-battery-update.pdf

This also affects the shipping of Leica products with used lithium-ion batteries. In compliance with the new IATA regulations, Leica Customer Care must call your particular attention to our new ruling that lithium-ion batteries may no longer be shipped together with products submitted for repair.

All batteries contained in the cameras must be removed from the product before shipment and safely stored. Furthermore, any product accessories or equipment not required for the purposes of the repair should be handed back to the customer for safekeeping.

Thank you for your support in helping us to comply with the new IATA regulations and for your valuable contribution to safety and sustainability.

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