eBay have published the eBay Product Safety Guide to remind sellers that certain products might not meet compliance standards. It’s especially worth remembering that if you buy clearance stock, some might potentially have been subject to a recall between disposal and you getting around to listing the goods on marketplaces.
In the eBay Product Safety Guide you’ll find guidelines from government agencies to ensure your product complies with the applicable mandatory standards. Product Safety Guide includes guidance for Sellers listing on the US, EU and UK and Australian sites.
There are 14 sections in the eBay Product Safety Guide, each of which is further split into: General requirements; Specific requirements for the US; Specific requirements for the UK/EU; and Specific requirements for Australia. This makes it easy to dive straight into the product types and territories that you sell in. The sections in the eBay Product Safety Guide are:
- Babies and Children Products
- Child Car Safety Seats
- Laser Pointers
- Carbon Monoxide Detector Alarms
- Christmas Lights
- Bean bags
- Other Products
- UK Electrical Equipment and Environmental Regulation
“Regulatory authorities have identified certain products that often fail to meet mandatory compliance standards, including toys, batteries and airbags. Non-compliant products can result in inventory being recalled by the relevant authorities. We’re here to help you ensure your products comply with the applicable mandatory standards.
Please review our updated Product Safety Guidance for Sellers where you can find guidance from government agencies on product safety laws and standards for US, UK, European and Australian sites.