on 15-06-2013 11:18 PM
I sent an EMPTY perfume bottle to Malta 3 weeks ago which the buyer opened a case last week stating they had not received it,
Today I received a letter from RM o say it had been destroyed under the PROHIITED GOODS ACT - flammable liquids, it was EMPTY a collects bottle How ridiculous has anyone else experienced such lunacy
on 16-06-2013 09:25 AM
Did it previously contain perfume ?
With flammable liquids it's not the liquid that's the hazard - the liquid doesn't burn - its actually the vapour given off at the 'Flash Point' temperature that is combusted.
In effect an empty used bottle with residue is more of a hazard risk than full bottles
on 18-06-2013 01:19 PM
Yes did previously contain perfume. Spoken to Royal Mail and they are saying cannot send EMPTY bottles out of the country, this will have a detremental effect on both sellers and buyers of collectable perfume bottles of which there are many.
on 18-06-2013 01:42 PM
Within the last six months Parcel Force / Royal Mail updated their policy to state that their acceptance of flammables had changed, it used to be that anything with a cup flash point above 70.5'c would be accepted but not any more.
One of our products is a perfume type of product and has a water based carrier, it is necessary to state that the product is non-haz and safe for carriage. The best idea is to put an advisory note inside the package AND pack as though it was a liquid (even though empty) to ensure over compliance. Remember, the person inspecting this will not know your business nor products like you do. If you don't put a note inside they will see a perfume, haz cargo, destroy destroy destroy...
The robots have spoken, give them the right data and they will comply.