Amazon Packaging

Restocking the AA and AAA alkaline cell supply delivered this example of underprotection from Amazon:

Amazon Packaging - alkaline batteries
Amazon Packaging – alkaline batteries

I think that scrap of plastic was once an air pillow, but it sure didn’t last long and definitely didn’t fill the entire space around the boxes.

Allowing that much mass to thrash around inside the box can’t possibly be a Good Thing, even if the cells weren’t damaged. One would hope they’d do a better job with lithium cells.

I’ve seen worse