Hazard class 9: Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles
Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles are substances and articles which, during transport, present a danger not covered by the other classes of dangerous goods. It includes environmentally hazardous substances of Class 9, but also all other classes except for Class 7 radioactive material.
The substances and articles of Class 9 do not have any divisions but are sub-divided as follows:
- Substances which, on inhalation as fine dust, may endanger health
- Substances and articles which, in the event of fire, may form dioxins
- Substances evolving flammable vapour
- Lithium batteries
- Life-saving appliances
- Environmentally hazardous substances
- Environmentally Hazardous Substance, Solid, N.O.S
- Environmentally Hazardous Substance, Liquid, N.O.S
- Genetically modified microorganisms and organisms
- Substances transported or offered for transport at elevated temperature
- Other substances or articles presenting a danger during transport, but not meeting the definitions of another class
Although Class 9 hazardous substances do not have any other divisions, miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles have been assigned a packing group which is a degree of danger.
Packing Group II: Substances presenting medium danger
Packing Group III: Substances presenting low danger
Placarding, labelling, and marking of Class 9 dangerous goods
Packages containing Class 9 dangerous goods, and cargo transport units, containers, bulk containers, tank containers, portable tanks and multi-element gas containers containing Class 9 dangerous goods, shall be durably marked with the Class 9 label/placard.
Packages containing environmentally hazardous substances/marine pollutants, and cargo transport units, containers, bulk containers, tank containers, portable tanks and multi-element gas containers containing environmentally hazardous substances/marine pollutants, shall be durably marked with the environmentally hazardous substances/marine pollutant mark.
(Not applicable for air transport)
Examples of commonly transported miscellaneous dangerous goodsClass 9 dangerous goods examples are air bag modules (safety devices, electronically initiated), asbestos (amphibole and chrysotile), battery powered equipment, battery powered vehicles, chemical kits, dangerous goods in machinery or apparatus, dry ice (carbon dioxide, solid), environmentally hazardous substances (liquid and solids), first aid kits, genetically modified organisms, genetically modified micro-organisms, life-saving appliances (self-inflating and non-self-inflating), lithium ion batteries, lithium metal batteries, seatbelt pretensioners (safety devices, electronically initiated).
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