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6-5 Sound Recordings

6-5.1 General

Sound recordings, for the purpose of packaging only, are plastic, nonbreakable disc-type records (normally 33-1/3, 45, or 78 RPM) or compact disks normally used with home and auto sound-reproducing equipment. For magnetic tapes and cassette tapes, see 6-6.

6-5.2 Sound Recordings up to 10 Pounds

6-5.2.1 Packing

A mailing of sound recordings (in paper sleeves, paperboard, or chipboard shells) weighing up to 10 pounds must be packed in at least one other shell (paperboard, chipboard, or plastic) in an outer corrugated fiberboard container.

6-5.2.2 Closing

The outer mailing container must be securely closed with adhesive, kraft paper tape, equivalent plastic tape, or staples.

6-5.3 Sound Recordings From 10 to 20 Pounds

6-5.3.1 Packing

A mailing of sound recordings (in paper sleeves, paperboard, or chipboard shells) weighing from 10 to 20 pounds must be packed in at least one other shell (paperboard, chipboard, or plastic) in an outer corrugated fiberboard container.

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6-5.3.2 Closing

The outer mailing container must be securely closed with adhesive, kraft paper tape, equivalent plastic tape, or staples. It should then be reinforced in at least one direction with reinforced paper tape, reinforced plastic tape, pressure-sensitive filament tape, or firmly applied nonmetallic banding. Reinforced tape is adequate both to close and reinforce the outer container.

6-5.4 Sound Recordings From 20 to 40 Pounds

6-5.4.1 Packing

A mailing of sound recordings (in paper sleeves, paperboard, or chipboard shells) weighing from 20 to 40 pounds must be packed in at least one other shell (paperboard, chipboard, or plastic) in at least a 175-pound test fiberboard outer box (or equivalent).

6-5.4.2 Closing

The outer mailing container must be securely closed with adhesive, kraft paper tape, equivalent plastic tape, or staples. It should also be reinforced at two points with pressure-sensitive filament tape or firmly applied nonmetallic banding. Reinforced tape is adequate both to close and reinforce the outer container.

6-5.5 Sound Recordings From 40 to 70 Pounds

6-5.5.1 Packing

A mailing of sound recordings (in paper sleeves, paperboard, or chipboard shells) weighing from 40 to 65 pounds must be packed in at least one other shell (paperboard, chipboard, or plastic) in at least a 200-pound test fiberboard outer box (or equivalent). A mailing weighing from 65 to 70 pounds must be packed in multiple shells in at least a 275-pound test fiberboard box (or equivalent).

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6-5.5.2 Closing

The outer mailing container must be securely closed with adhesive, kraft paper tape, equivalent plastic tape, or staples. In addition, the outer container must be reinforced at about 8-inch intervals on all sides around the container. Reinforced tape is adequate both to close and reinforce the outer container.

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