In General

If a package has a warning label for dangerous goods or a consumer warning label, it may be a sign that there are dangerous goods in the package or that they have existed before. Even certain descriptions, on other documents, can provide information that there may be hidden risks in the goods.

There is a long list of consignments where the description is one of the following and you must question the content in order to inform that it may contain hidden dangerous goods.

Some examples:

• Car spare parts - may contain engines, oils, petrol, aerosols, fire extinguishers etc.
• Camping equipment - may include gas stove, rubbing alcohol, kerosene, matches and emergency rockets
• Chemicals - can be corrosive, flammable, oxidizing and toxic
• Household items - may contain strong detergents, aerosols, paint, matches and polish
• Machine parts - may contain lithium batteries, mercury and gas pressure vessels
• Sports equipment - can include pressure vessels with gas, equipment for waxing skis, first aid boxes, glue and batteries
• Toolboxes - may contain explosive articles, aerosols, glue, paint and tools with lithium batteries
• Personal items / passenger’s luggage - can contain a variety of items that are classified as dangerous goods and must therefore be checked carefully
• Aircraft spare parts - may contain oxygen tanks, batteries, fuel pumps, aerosols, life jackets and rafts.