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Product safety policy

Products that pose a health or safety hazard aren't allowed.

To ensure the safety and well-being of our members, eBay does not allow listings for items that are banned, recalled, or could in any way be dangerous to a buyer.


What is the policy?

The following types of items are not allowed:

  • Items recalled by the manufacturer or any other government agency, or items whose sale is prohibited by law
  • Items that pose a health or safety hazard as specified by any government agency

Sellers can list the following types of items:

  • Items subject to a recall but not prohibited by law, as long as the listing includes the recall information
  • Items complying with these safety standards:
    • Cribs meeting federal safety standards issued by the CPSC in 2011, which must be included in the listing
    • Child car safety seats meeting Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, which must be included in the listing
    • Hoverboards, self-balancing scooters, and components or parts such as batteries and chargers certified to meet UL 2272 safety standards. The listing must state that the item is UL 2272 certified, include a link to the UL Online Certifications Directory showing the certification, and only offer shipping to the US, Canada, and Australia

Listings that don't follow these rules may be removed from the site or from search results. Other actions we may take include lowering a seller's rating, charging additional fees, limiting buying and selling privileges, or suspending an account. 


Why does eBay have this policy?

This policy helps sellers follow important government regulations.


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