Nov 20, 2019

Amazon and eBay criticised for 'unsafe toys'

Which? says that Amazon and eBay have failed to stop toys from being listed for sale which appear to have been declared unsafe by the EU. The consumer group is asking the next government to make online marketplaces legally responsible for stopping dangerous products from being listed. EBay removed 12 flagged products, while Amazon took down the five listed for sale. The toys on eBay included toy slime, a Transformers helmet and a cartoon helicopter, all of which seemed to be very similar to dangerous products. Earlier in the year, the British Toy and Hobby Association raised similar concerns - warning that one in five toys it found sold on Amazon and eBay were dangerous for children. EBay told Which?: "Sellers aren't permitted to list dangerous products on eBay, or items that have been recalled. The listings flagged have been removed and we have requested that sellers contact customers with a safety notice and their refunds policy."

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