Reports have been coming in about Customs from various EU members refusing certain electronic items from Asia. I'm telephoned HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) and found the reason for this, according the customer service agent: "Lithium based batteries are at risk of causing hazardous fires and/or explosions, therefore the HSE (Heath and Safety Executive) implements the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009, which applies Europe-wide in similar rulings." I then went on to further question the relevance to tablet computers, mobile phones and other products and he replied: "If a parcel coming into the European Union is not packaged correctly with the proper markings then it's at risk of being refused entry to any one of the member states, or nations which follow a similar law." There doesn't appear to be a way around this, other than sending a parcel to Switzerland so it travels via road to get to the rest of the UK, however this still violates the Act and the item can still be refused entry to the designation country, however since this has been in place (in the UK) since 2009 it does make one question the checking process. For any Stores/Suppliers wishing to find out more, you can visit this link. This is a UK Government website but the same policy is Europe-wide. I've stickied this post and hope you user, as well as stores, find it useful.