Strange Label on package.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by irs, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. irs

    irs New Member

    I work as a receiver and a package we received today had a marking i had never seen before.

    can someone identify this?, sorry i do not know where to post this... no where seems appropriate. [​IMG]
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    When this box's rockin' don't come a knockin' ?
  3. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    That is a subtle anti-"america's foreign policy" symbol. That shape within the circle with the slash is a pentagon(five sides). Not a regular pentagon(where all five sides are equal in length) like the one in washington because then that would be too obvious and the protestors would be up in arms against the Canadian company that shipped that box.

    Come on people, it's right in front of your noses. You just have to look.

    taken from wikmacapedia:

    In geometry, a pentagon From the Greek number 5 (pente) is any five-sided polygon. A pentagon may be simple or self-intersecting. The internal angles in a simple pentagon total 540°. A pentagram is an example of a self-intersecting pentagon.
  4. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Do Not lay on it's side as illustrated !
  5. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Did it happen to be a live animalk?
  6. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    What would that prove ? Do NOT (driver) release ? :funny:
  7. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    pickup wins the Cupie Doll, he said it all.
    One just has to look not read, or think.
    It is a universal symbol for FRAGILE.
    Non-language based communication.
    At a basic level, the graphic means not to drop this box on it's edge.

  8. newgirl

    newgirl Member

    Looks like you aren't supposed to load that pkg in an LD3 container. LD3's are like the luggage cans you see at the airport. They flie under the cabin in the belly. What was in it?
  9. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Don't cut corners?
  10. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I disagree on that one.
    Just google fragile under images, you won't find that "international label" there.
    more fragile labels are here :

    The international and typical one is the red broken glass label, there is even 1 there with chinese writing.

    You'll find this one though (I like).

  11. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    You're all wrong: it means don't send this one through the crusher.
  12. tracker2762

    tracker2762 Active Member

    my guess- Don't Drop or Don't Crush
  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Label can't do much good if no-one knows what it means!
  14. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Maybe an Alien dropped it off ? Who was the sender , and from where ? :funny:
  15. Mike57

    Mike57 Member

    Yes that looks like a LD3 to me!!!
  16. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    GMy thinking if it was if it was a live animal.... cargo holds on pax aircraft generally aren't heated/ heated to an extent to sustain life
  17. mpeedy

    mpeedy Member

    It means, make sure it doesn't show up intact like this.
  18. BrownTie

    BrownTie Member

    Do not make the box look like this one.
  19. irs

    irs New Member

    Thanks guys,
    it was on a pallet of Cpap machines.
    defiantly not something i had ever seen before
    it came from Youngwood PA, USA to B.C. Canada. we have been finding it on a few different shipments, and no one seems to know what it means!

    i like your responses - keep them coming. LD3 was our first guess, (no one knew it was called LD3 tho)
  20. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    Oh man, you have too much time on you fragile? Uh, yeah.