October 3, 2007
Ebay is cracking down on members that are selling recalled items. The online aucition giant says the practice could have members kicked off their site.
The company sent out notices to their members warning them of the recalled items and also warning sellers that if caught selling recalled products they could be kicked off the site and may have to forfeit their fees.
The warnings come after several recent recalls by toy companies such as Mattel and Fisher Price involving at least 21 million toys because of concerns about lead paint or tiny magnets which could be a choking hazard.
The online auction company is asking shoppers to be careful and to keep in contact with sellers. Ebay says that while they can't police the millions of items on their site they will provide links to a data base of the recalled items.
A random check on the site showed more than 100 listings for a product that was recalled last month.