"Just in Time for the Holidays, U.S. Postal Service to Begin Global Shipping of Packages with Lithium Batteries"

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"Just in Time for the Holidays, U.S. Postal Service to Begin Global Shipping of Packages with Lithium Batteries"

Starts on November 15th: news from yahoo link

No mention about USPS’s ePacket venture with China Post when shipping from China to the US… though, given what I read here I’m unsure of what one might receive.

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Really good news.
I wait for the CPC election to finish and buying batteries globally will be smooth and easy again.

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Interesting, but note it only covers shipping of products containing batteries, but not the li-ion batteries alone.

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Woody wrote:
Interesting, but note it only covers shipping of products *containing* batteries, but not the li-ion batteries alone.

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A battery box is considered a container isn’t it?

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“allow specific quantities of lithium batteries — when installed in the equipment they are intended to operate…”

http://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/international-updates.htm

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i do not think it will be too long before flashlights will be shipped with batteries installed (hopefully with insulator caps on either end of the cells).

There is always a way around it.

Besides,
We have KumaBear for our batteries now!

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It would be much safer to mail them shrink wrapped in pairs or in a battery storage box.

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Oh agree 100% that shipping them in the lights is daft, but would anyone be really that surprised if it starts happening?

As soon as we make something idiot proof, someone will make a better idiot.

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Ford Prefect wrote:
Oh agree 100% that shipping them in the lights is daft, but would anyone be really that surprised if it starts happening?

As soon as we make something idiot proof, someone will make a better idiot.

True! :bigsmile: Having dealt with rental property I know some people that can break a ball bearing with a toothpick. |(