Tuesday March 22nd, 2022

Why has my package been marked as restricted/hazardous?

Restricted materials are articles or substances considered dangerous on an airplane which is why the International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulates the transport of these goods. Restricted materials are shipped two days a week, Wednesday and/or Friday,as they must be carefully packed and guarded and therefore carry an additional charge.

Restricted merchandise includes:

  • Fuels
  • Paintings
  • Matches
  • Chargers to refill lighters
  • Alcohols

Household Items:

  • Drain cleaners (drain cleaners and solvents)
  • Cleaning products
  • Lighters

Compressed gases:

  • Aerosol (preferentially packaged material)
  • Butane fuels
  • Scuba tanks
  • Propane tanks
  • Oxygen bottles
  • Self-inflating bags
  • Shock absorbers
  • Seat belts
  • Screen cylinders

Other hazardous materials (these need a MSDS to be transported):

  • Dry ice
  • Gasoline-powered tools or instruments
  • Batteries
  • Tasers
  • Fueled camping equipment
  • Radioactive materials (including radioactive pharmaceuticals)
  • Poisons
  • Magnets
  • Coal

These are items that we do not transport and/or are prohibited to do so by current laws:

  • Weapons and accessories
  • Telescopic sights
  • Bullets
  • Cash
  • Pornographic material
  • Explosive, combustible and corrosive chemicals
  • Seeds
  • Floors
  • Flowers
  • Eggs
  • Feathers
  • Animals
  • Paintball guns
  • Airsoft
  • Hookahs
  • Child pornography
  • Narcotic drugs
  • Pepper spray
  • Swords

At EPS we offer you a safe and warranted service for the goods that are not found in the previous lists, when received duly packed. For more information, consult our Customer Service Department at (809) 540-4005.

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