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scentmad
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎14-06-2013

Destruction of Empty Perfume Bottle sent by Royal Mail to Malta

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

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martinharvey153
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Registered: ‎29-01-2006

Re: Destruction of Empty Perfume Bottle sent by Royal Mail to Malta

in reply to scentmad

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 

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scentmad
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Registered: ‎14-06-2013

Re: Destruction of Empty Perfume Bottle sent by Royal Mail to Malta

in reply to scentmad

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. 

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naughtyoriginals
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Registered: ‎02-10-2010

Re: Destruction of Empty Perfume Bottle sent by Royal Mail to Malta

in reply to scentmad

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.  :smileyhappy:

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