Have you mistakenly mailed a banned or non-mailable item?  Some of these items might surprise you.

The United States Postal Service has banned Michiganders from mailing these items.  So, don't even think about it.  You would not believe some of the things people attempt to send through the mail. The USPS wants to clear this up for Michigan residents.

There are many items that the United States Postal Service considers Restricted, Prohibited, and/or non-mailable for the safety of its employees and customers.  Did you know you can't send matches or cremated remains?  You also can't send airbags or beer.

9 Items That You Absolutely Cannot Send in the Mail in Michigan

Get a full list of U.S. Postal Restrictions and more information by clicking here and here.
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I can't stress how alarming it is to think about the fact that people have tried to mail their pets.  If you've ever tried this, please surrender your pets and leave the state of Michigan.  I digress.  Below is a full list of items that may be shipped with strict rules and restrictions as well as items that are completely banned from shipment according to the USPS.


Full List of Items Restricted from Domestic Shipping by the USPS

  • Aerosols
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Cigarettes, Cigars, & Tobacco
  • Cremated Remains
  • Dry Ice
  • Firearms
  • Glues
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hemp Products (including CBD)
  • Lithium Batteries
  • Live Animals
  • Matches
  • Medicines & Prescription Drugs
  • Mercury
  • Nail Polish
  • Paint
  • Perfumes
  • Perishable Items
  • Poisons

Did you know that one major Michigan city is the only one in the Midwest to ban the sale of a specific kind of clothing?  Click here for more info.

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