gauss163 said:In which country's eBay site did you get that warning? Iirc someone recently mentioned the same somewhere in the EU.
gauss163 said:Alas, likely this could have been avoided if certain communities had done more to educate their users on safety matters (notably vaping and "hoverboards"). But that's easier said than done given the stubborn rampant anti-safety views in some communities.
i can see it now.
flimsy plastic tubes with an indicator led as the "device"
your order of 4 garberial(pronounces as garbage burial) 18650 shaped incendiary grenades or tubes of sand now include disposable led trail markers.
Agreed with youFWIW i am in U.S.A
if ebay wanted to "drain the swamp" it would start by banning any 18650 with a capacity over 3600mah and also the known junk brands.
there 80% of the problem solved.
i suspect several large cell mfrs are attempting to set policy and ebay (help: phone number for ebay) is listening to them.
and all that will happen is a device that costs a penny to make will be used as a shipping container.
such a cheap "device" will likely be less safe than the little paper boxes and plastic cases.
esp when a live cell is stuck in a crap "device" that is only a medium to skirt the rule then a bunch are dumped into a cheap mailer.
you think dented cells from such shipping are bad?
wait till those flimsy "devices" break and short a cell!