CuriePackSM is a one-of-a-kind, first-in-the-nation, pre-paid mail back system to facilitate the recycling of ionizing smoke alarms. The kit is cost-effective, easy to use and comes with detailed instructions and DOT function specific training tailored for the shipment of this particular kit.
The CuriePackSM kit includes a 13” x 13” x 15” (approximately 11 gallons) outer fiber box, an inner 3 mil flexible polyethylene yellow liner (marked “CAUTION RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL”), packaging instructions, DOT markings, DOT function specific training acknowledgement, prepaid UPS ground shipping both ways and recycling of the smoke alarms. CuriePacksSM are designed for shipping ≤5 µCi Americium-241 (Am-241) intact smoke alarms.
Prior to shipping, verify that alarms are Am-241 and 5 microcuries or less. This information is typically on the back of the alarm. If not, contact Curie prior to shipping. Activities >5 µCi Am-241, Ra-226 and Ni-63 are acceptable but surcharges will apply.
The CuriePackSM is designed to qualify as a DOT strong tight package for shipping as: UN2911, Radioactive materials – excepted package, articles, 7.
The capacity is for approximately 65 intact smoke alarms and is ideal for customers that do not require a rigid poly smoke alarm accumulation container.
Please note: Unidentifiable or dissembled/stripped down smoke alarms are limited to five (5) per 11 gallon CuriePackSM and any amount above this will be surcharged at $10.00 per unit.
A certificate of transfer and recycling will be provided upon request after receipt and processing of the smoke alarms. Pricing is for any location in the lower 48 United States via UPS ground.
The 11 gallon CuriePackSM may also be shipped to/from Alaska, Hawaii or other states and US territories that require combination UPS air and ground shipments. This modified kit will also be in compliance with IATA for the air shipment portion of the consignment. Contact Curie customer service for these additional transportation costs.