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USA: USPS Develops ‘No Fly List’ for Electronics

Say goodbye (at least for now) to dropping by your local US post office and sending a smartphone or tablet to anyone overseas, including those with military post office boxes. If it has a lithium battery in it, you’re going to have to a find another way of getting the box out as an international shipment.

The US Postal Service recently banned shipments of electronic products containing lithium batteries, citing risk of fire. has a list of items that will be affected, with all the popular consumer electronic products mentioned: laptop computers, smartphones, tablets, cameras, MP3 players, Bluetooth headsets, GPS devices, portable DVD players, and even radio-controlled toys.

You can read more about the exact steps the USPS is taking by downloading this report, but the short version goes like this:


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