Special Marking - Fragile

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We have provided excerpts from MIL-STD-129 and graphic illustrations to ensure proper placement and standardization of stenciling, stamping, and labels used within the DoD distribution system. The following text and illustrations are to assist contractors with the special marking code requirement '01' - the fragile label.

Containers of fragile/delicate items should be marked with a fragile label (OFs 70A or 71A) or by stenciling or stamping the word 'FRAGILE' or 'DELICATE' on the container. When space permits, 'FRAGILE' or 'DELICATE' markings should be placed on the identification-marked side and one end of a rectangular container and on two equally spaced areas on the circumference of a cylindrical container. To the right is an illustration of the 'Fragile' special marking label as specified in MIL-STD-129. Below is an illustration of where the fragile label should be placed on the container.

Image of Container and where to place Fragile labels Image of Fragile label

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