Prohibited Items



prohibited shipping items

When it comes to shipping items in the United States, there are certain items that are prohibited due to safety, legal, or regulatory reasons. It’s important to be aware of these restrictions to ensure compliance with shipping regulations and to prevent any potential risks. Here are some common examples of prohibited items for shipping within the United States:

  1. Explosives: This includes fireworks, dynamite, and other explosive materials.
  2. Flammable Materials: Items like gasoline, lighter fluid, and propane tanks are considered hazardous and cannot be shipped.
  3. Firearms and Ammunition: Shipping firearms, ammunition, and certain weapons is subject to strict regulations and may require special licenses.
  4. Hazardous Chemicals: Certain chemicals, such as bleach, acids, and corrosive substances, are prohibited due to their potential to cause harm.
  5. Controlled Substances: Illegal drugs, narcotics, and other controlled substances are strictly prohibited for shipping.
  6. Perishable Items: Items that can easily spoil, such as fresh foods and plants, are generally not recommended for shipping due to the risk of contamination or damage.
  7. Live Animals: Shipping live animals within the United States typically requires specific permits and must adhere to animal welfare regulations.
  8. Counterfeit Items: The shipment of counterfeit goods, such as fake designer products or unauthorized copies, is against the law.
  9. Stolen or Illegal Items: Shipping items that are stolen, illegally obtained, or involved in illegal activities is strictly prohibited.
  10. Certain Agricultural Products: Some agricultural items, such as certain plant seeds or live pests, are not allowed to be shipped due to the potential impact on ecosystems.

It’s important to note that this is not an exhaustive list, and specific shipping regulations may vary. It’s always advisable to check with the shipping carrier or consult the relevant regulations before attempting to ship any items to ensure compliance and avoid any potential issues.

Ship responsibly. Every day, packages containing hazardous, illegal, prohibited, dangerous, and restricted items enter our nation’s transportation network. Help us prevent unidentified or undeclared dangerous goods from placing America at risk.

Pak Mail does not ship hazardous materials, restricted items, or dangerous goods under any circumstances. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Explosives (fireworks, ammunition, gunpowder)
  • Compressed gases (propane cylinders, medical oxygen, aerosols)
  • Poisons (pesticides, weed killers, rat poisons)
  • Infectious substances (bacterial cultures, viral organisms, medical waste)
  • Flammable liquids or solids (gasoline, paints, matches, perfumes)
  • Oxidizers (bleach, fertilizers)
  • Radioactive materials (radioactive medicines, nuclear metals)
  • Corrosives (acids, alkalis, car batteries)
  • Other materials (strong magnets, dry ice – quantity over 5 pounds, ORM-D)
  • Live animals