There is something strange happening here in the U.S. postal service or maybe in the packaging used when exporting to the U.S. although it seems unlikely that the way Rollei woud pack for the U.S. market would be any different. AgPhotographic in the U.K. sells this kit and sends out to customers. I have yet to hear of any problems. In my own case I picked up the kit from Ag itself but looking at the packaging it seemed to be perfectly OK.