Canon General / Re: Canon U.S.A. Raises Awareness About Counterfeit Accessories For Digital Cameras And Camcorders A« on: January 21, 2013, 07:28:51 PM »
The issue here isn't "3rd party replacement" batteries - it is "Counterfeit" batteries. Batteries that are labeled as though they had come from Canon, and therefore their makers are not readily accountable. Big difference. While Canon's response, understandably, is to promote using genuine Canon batteries, that doesn't mean that 3rd party batteries from reputable makers are automatically bad.
Key message - know your source, and who to really blame if your camera flares up in a blaze of glory...
This is about counterfit batteries and other products being sold as OEM. They have no qualm about cheating you, and if your house / car / airpplane goes up in flames, you can bet that they cannot be found. These operations are typically garage operations in China, and move around keeping a step ahead of the authorities. The same type of people that sold poison babies milk in China.
Its the same issue for Nikon and other OEM's.