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Dangerous items

Consumers may not send dangerous goods, objects or other dangerous or prohibited items by post. We offer our customers the opportunity to transport dangerous goods safely and lawfully in Finland.

What are dangerous goods?

Dangerous goods are goods that, due to their explosive, flammable or radiating nature, toxicity, corrosiveness or other characteristics, may cause damage to people, property or the environment. The transport of dangerous goods is governed by international regulations and national law.

In Finland, transport of dangerous goods is possible through Posti as freight, ADR parcels or as LQ-packed parcels. Customers are responsible for ensuring that their products and actions comply with international law and Posti's terms and conditions.

  • Strictly limited classifications, quantities of goods and packing methods

  • The LQ Processpermit additional service is suitable for all parcel products

  • No air transport

  • Electronic advance information (an EDI message) is mandatory

  • LQ information and gross mass information are included in the EDI message and the address label

  • No TDG appendix is required for shipping documentation and it is not required to mark the item with VAK (TDG) tape

  • An LQ warning label must be attached to the parcel

Read more about sending small amount of dangerous goods

  • Includes almost all dangerous goods classifications and quantities up to 1000 kg/litre

  • Only possible as parcel services with additional service ADR (VAK) or LQ Transport (LQ Kuljetus) and freight

  • An LQ gross mass notification or a document including the TDG information is required

  • No air transport

  • Package markings required by law must be included on the package, such as the UN number and warning labels or Limited quantity (LQ) warning label and with parcel services Posti's VAK (TDG) tape

Read more about sending

S-market VallilaAleksis Kivenkatu 1100510 Helsinki
Prisma ItäkeskusVanhanlinnantie 100900 Helsinki
Prisma ViikkiViikintori 300790 Helsinki
K-citymarket KoivukyläKoivukylän puistotie 1101400 Vantaa
Kauppakeskus Iso OmenaPiispansilta 1102230 Espoo
Kauppakeskus JumboVantaanportinkatu 401510 Vantaa
Kauppakeskus MyyrmanniIskoskuja 3 A 101600 Vantaa
Sokos WiklundEerikinkatu 1120100 Turku
Kauppakeskus Rajalla På GränsenLänsiranta 1095400 Tornio
Kauppakeskus SelloLeppävaarankatu 3 A02600 Espoo
K-Citymarket KeravaNikonkatu 104200 Kerava
Koskikeskus TampereHatanpään valtatie 133100 Tampere
S-market Sokos LahtiAleksanterinkatu 19-2115110 Lahti
S-market BulevardiHietalahdenranta 700120 Helsinki
S-market MalmiKirkonkyläntie 3400780 Helsinki
K-Supermarket TrioAleksanterinkatu 1815140 Lahti
K-Supermarket KivikukkaroYliopistonkatu 29 B20100 Turku
Stockmann TampereHämeenkatu 433100 Tampere
S-market TullinpuomiTukholmankatu 200250 Helsinki
Prisma KannelmäkiKantelettarentie 100420 Helsinki
K-Citymarket JärvenpääHelsingintie 4104410 Järvenpää
Kauppakeskus PasaatiKeskuskatu 1048100 Kotka
Stockmann TurkuYliopistonkatu 2220100 Turku
Prisma LinnainmaaLiikekatu 333580 Tampere

1.Explosives e.g. detonators, fuses, fireworks, flares and distress rockets, firearms cartridges, sparklers, explosive streamers

2.Gases e.g. aerosols (hair sprays, deodorants), helium, blowtorches, camping gas, cigarette lighters, fire extinguishers, diving cylinders. Read instructions for sending diving cylinders.

3.Flammable liquids e.g. acetone, petrol, methanol, spirit, thinner, turpentine, several disinfectants, paints, glues, nail varnish and perfumes

4.1 Flammable solids, self-reactive substances and solid desensitized explosives e.g. matches

4.2 Substances liable to spontaneous combustion e.g. barbecue charcoal

4.3 Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gas e.g. potassium, sodium

5.1 Oxidising substances e.g. hydrogen peroxide (minimum 8%)

5.2 Organisc peroxides

6.1 Toxic substances e.g. cyanide, specific mercury compounds, specific pesticides

6.2 ifectious substances e.g. samples containing pathogens, certain vaccines Sending of samples that are packed and labeled according to instructions is not affected by the ban.

7.Radioactive materials e.g. plutonium, uranium

8.Corrosive substances Acids and alkali e.g. sulphuric acid, acid batteries, mercury, several strong detergents

9.Miscallaneous dangerous substances and articles e.g. asbestos, dry ice, devices containing dangerous goods, airbag modules, safety belt pre-tensioners, internal combustion engines fuelled by inflammable gas or liquid, lithium batteries (note exemptions), strong magnets