To be honest, I’m not looking forward to opening this letter…
…but there is no way around it.
Well… “THE SAGA CONTINUES!”
In my last letter to the local “HZA” (main customs office), I pointed out that the WS2812B, which they denied me to import from China due to “product safety concerns”, is freely available from DigiKey, RoHS compliant… the whole works.
Today (about 4 weeks later), their reply states:
“Due to your letter from … … … etc. etc. we once again asked the ‘industry control office’ / ‘Trade Supervisory Office’ / ‘public trade supervision’ … for a statement regarding the WS2812B… etc. etc.”
So I guess I’ll have to wait yet another 4 weeks to get a definite answer whether the 5V WS2812B RGB 5050 LEDs are a threat to everybody’s lives in this country and must be destroyed or sent back to China, or if they are as safe as any other plastic / silicon combinations I can buy almost anywhere without restrictions.
I shall wait and see!