What You Will Have Trouble Mailing

Many of the types of items listed below are simply non-mailable, period. However, if an item is an ORM-D (Other Regulated Material- Domestic) this signifies that it poses a limited hazard because of its quantity and packaging. ORM-D materials are given the shipping name “Consumer Commodity” and may be mailed domestically but in extremely limited quantities and with special approval, labeling and packaging.

What You Will Have Trouble Mailing

  • Explosives

    • Infernal machine (Bombs)
    • Fireworks
    • Dynamite
    • Grenades
    • Ammunition
    • Replica explosives (not dangerous)*
    • Toy propellant devices and safety fuses*
  • Toxic Liquids and Gasses

    • Flammable Gas*
    • Non Flammable Gas*
    • Toxic Gas
    • Ammonia
    • Chlorine
    • Cleaning Supplies* -
    • Pool Chemicals
  • Flamable and Combustable Liquids (*some can be mailable dependant on flashpoint, if they qualify as ORM-D materials and are under a certain volume)

    • Acetone
    • Rubbing alcohol
    • Witch Hazel
    • Gasoline
    • Gasoline containers
    • Items that have contained gasoline
    • Diesel fuel
    • Kerosene
    • Aerosols
    • Propane
    • Spray paint
    • Many Paints & paint related materials
    • Many Waxes and Polishes
    • Many Adhesives and Cements
    • Cigarette lighters
  • Flamable Substances

    • Strike anywhere matches
    • Book matches*
    • Materials likely to cause fire do to friction or absorbing moisture or spontaneous chemical change.
    • Readily ignited materials that burn intensely
    • ORM-D materials*
  • Oxidizing Substances

    • Oxidizing substances*
    • Organic peroxide*
  • Dangerous when wet

    • Aluminum powder
    • Calcium -
    • Lithium
    • Sodium
  • Poisons

  • Irritants

    • Flea collars*
    • Pesticides*
    • Herbicides
  • Infectious Substances

    • Category A Infectious substances
    • Toxins- Category A
    • Forensic material- Category A
  • Corrosives

    • Acid and Alkali
    • Batteries with liquid electrolyte, hydrochloric acid
    • Mercury and mercury containing items (thermometers)
  • Intoxicating Liquors

    • Wine
    • Beer
    • Vodka
    • Bourbon
  • Liquids and Powders

    • Liquids and semisolids*
    • Powders*
  • Odor Producing

    • Food
    • Decaying matter
    • Some scented products
    • Non-toxic Inks and dyes
    • Some paper
  • Radioactive materials

    • Properly labeled Radioactive materials*
  • Drug Paraphernalia

    • Illegal drugs
    • Pipes
    • Bongs
    • Miniature spoons
    • Cocaine freebase kits
  • Certain Adult Birds

    • Canaries
    • Parakeets
    • Parrots
  • Unauthorized surveillance equipment- equipment with a primary function of surreptitiously intercepting wire, oral or electronic communications.

    • Listening devices
    • Wiretapping devices
    • Electronic eavesdropping equipment
  • Live Reptiles

    • Snakes
    • Turtles
  • Live warm-blooded animals

    • Hamsters
    • Mice
    • Cats -
    • Rabbits
    • Dogs
    • Guinea Pigs
    • Rats
  • Miscellaneous Hazards

    • Dry Ice*
    • Lithium cells and batteries*
    • Magnetized materials*
  • Other non-allowed materials

    • Abortive devices
    • Building construction materials
    • Fragrance samples*

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