If you have posted a parcel in the past few weeks the chances are you were asked what’s inside. The first time I was asked I thought the Clerk was being a bit nosey; in fact the questions were for safety reasons.
Royal Mail has produced a leaflet explaining what you can and cannot post; although it's a tad text heavy the symbols do help the sender to work out which category applies to their parcel. I found it quite amusing that you are able to send live creatures through the post (they must be boxed and marked as such) but not batteries.
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