Starting next Wednesday (May 16), America’s postal service (USPS) workers will ask their customers more details about their parcels to be sent to foreign countries. If those parcels with International destinations and containing iPads, smartphones, gadgets (GPS or MP3 players), e-readers, and laptops, then, postal workers will not accept them and will politely tell customers to go to competitors including UPS, DHL, and FedEx.
The main reason for prohibiting mailing electronics products is due to lithium batteries. According to aviation experts, the batteries have caused a couple of fatal cargo plane crashes in recent years. One of those plane crash occurred in 2010 in Dubai, as a UPS jumbo jet carrying thousands of lithium batteries blown up and killed two of its pilots, reported bloomberg.com in late December 2011.