May 10, 2019

Amazon stops selling 'toxic' goods for children in US

Children's jewellery and school supplies containing toxic levels of lead and cadmium will no longer be sold via Amazon in the US. The retailer has acted after a US federal investigation found "Dozens" of products for sale containing illegal levels of the metals. Amazon has also paid a $700,000 fine that will be used to police products aimed at children. The attorney general also told Amazon to contact buyers of dangerous products and ask them to dispose of the items. Another stipulation of the agreement demands that if the attorney general's investigators find toxic products on sale via Amazon, the retailer must remove the goods within two business days. UK rules would not let sellers offer toxic products via Amazon, said a spokeswoman for the Office of Product Safety and Standards.

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