#25. "RE: D5100 Battery" In response to In response to 24 Thu 14-Feb-13 12:10 AM by NikonOz
I am sure all these sellers adhere to the strict rules of CBP just like the manufacturers there adhere to environmental rules, and governments to human rights.
Why does it matter who made the cell and the packaging?
Why does it matter that all LiPo, Li-Ion, LiFePo4, NiCd, NiMh can burst into fire due to manufacturers defects or mishandling?
There might be some quality control issue with cheaper packs, true, use it or don't. However it is not as complicated as you are trying to show in your post. It is the cell, charging and protection circuit, and the plastic case. All is so cheap to make that I feel confident that they designed and manufactured it right.
"Each new camera body may and usually does include a new method to lock out third party batteries, which must be circumvented by newer knock-off designs." We spent only $15 on this thing that will be in garbage before we buy the new body.
Millions of aftermarket packs are in use and I am thankful for being able to buy some just like the aftermarket car parts, ink cartridges, lenses, you name it.