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136 Nonmailable Goods

136.1 Dangerous Goods

The following dangerous goods ( materials, as defined in DMM 601) are prohibited in outbound international mail:

  1. Explosives or explosive devices.
  2. Flammable materials.
    1. Pyrophoric, flammable, or combustible liquids with a closed cup flash point below 200°F.
    2. Flammable solids, including matches.
  3. Oxidizers.
  4. Corrosives, liquid or solid.
  5. Compressed gases.
    1. Flammable.
    2. Nonflammable with an absolute pressure exceeding 40 psi at 70°F or 104 psi at 130°F.
  6. Poisons, irritants, controlled substances, and drug paraphernalia.
  7. Magnetized material with a magnetic field strength of .002 gauss or more at a distance of 7 feet.
  8. Dry ice (carbon dioxide solid).

136.2 Inert Replica and Explosive Devices

The following types of replica or inert explosive devices are prohibited in outbound international mail:

  1. Military ordnance, ammunition, and shells.
  2. Grenades.
  3. Similar devices that were originally designed for military or combative use (including training).

This prohibition does not extend to items such as children’s toys or articles that do not represent the above items in a realistic manner.

136.3 Counterfeit and Pirated Items

Any type of counterfeit or pirated article is prohibited in outbound international mail.

136.4 Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco

Cigarettes (including roll-your-own tobacco) and smokeless tobacco products, as defined in DMM 601.11.1, are nonmailable when sent in outbound or inbound international mail. As noted in DMM 601.11.3, the exceptions for mailing under DMM 601.11.4 through 601.11.8 are not available for shipments of such products in international mail. This standard prevails regardless of any information to the contrary in the Individual Country Listings.