Types of Dangerous Goods and Commodities

Common Dangerous Goods

The following descriptions could indicate dangerous goods: aerosols, cosmetics, chemicals, cleaning solutions, compressed gases, flammable liquids, lighters, lithium batteries, machinery parts, matches, pharmaceuticals, oxidizers, paints, perfumes, solvents.

Accepted Dangerous Goods Classes

The following are descriptions of accepted dangerous goods Classes and Divisions:

  • Class/Division 2.1 - Flammable Gas
  • Class/Division 2.2 - Non-Flammable Gas
  • Class 3 - Flammable Liquid
  • Class 4 - Flammable Solid
  • Class 5 - Oxidizers
  • Class/Division 6.1 - Toxic Liquid/Solid
  • Class/Division 6.2 - Infectious Substances, Category B only
  • Class 8 - Corrosive Liquid/Solid
  • Class 9 - Miscellaneous

Note

Please use the applicable UPS Chemical Table for additional possible restrictions on individual UN Numbers.

Prohibited Dangerous Goods Classes

The following are descriptions of prohibited dangerous goods classes:

  • Class 1 - Explosives
  • Class/Division 2.3 - Toxic Gas
  • Class/Division 4.3 - Substances which in Contact with Water Emit Flammable Gases (Dangerous When Wet)
  • Class/Division 6.2 - Infectious Substances, Category A
  • Class 7 - Radioactive Materials