eBay says it's sending notices to sellers hawking recalled items, warning that they could be kicked off the Web site and may have to forfeit their fees.
The company is also asking shoppers to be extra diligent about
e-mailing or talking directly to sellers, and it's providing links
to the government's database of recalled goods.
The warnings come after Mattel and smaller toy makers issued
several high-profile recalls over the past few months involving at
least 21 million toys because of concerns about lead paint or tiny
magnets that could be swallowed.
Today, a random check showed 111 listings on eBay for one
company's product that was recalled late last month for excessive
levels of lead.
San Jose, California-based eBay listed 559 million items worth
more than 14 billion dollars last quarter.
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