I am going to give a no longer used HTC A8181 phone to my Son. It requires a new battery.
Am unsure whether to buy a compatible battery or genuine one from a safety point of view. The genuine one would be from Ebay (only place I have seen one)and I am wondering if I can be sure it would be genuine in any case.
As I am giving the phone to my son, I am particularly the replacement battery I buy from the internet will be safe.
People tend to be a bit paranoiac about this. The batteries sold as compatibles are usually made in the same factories in China as the genuine ones and sold for a cheaper price. Used many for laptops etc and never had a problem. Remember the major battery recalls have been for major brands eg Sony, Dell etc.