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In the interests of balance we give you this article from the Rechargeable Battery Association, which lobbies on behalf of the major battery producers and has a vested interest in being able to ship its products by air and claims to support the forthcoming ban on lithium battery shipments in the cargo holds of passenger aircraft. In fairness to the PRBA members, it should be noted that incidents of lithium batteries catching fire during air transport have mainly revolved around counterfeit products that have not been produced in compliance with normal standards.

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