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Alert: As of June 28, 2011, all cribs manufactured and sold must follow new federal safety standards issued by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). All crib listings on eBay must also follow these standards.To ensure that these standards are met, eBay does not allow the sale of drop-side cribs. If you're selling a crib that meets the new federal safety standards issued by the CPSC, you must specifically state in your listing that the crib was manufactured in 2011 or later and meets the standards. For more information, visit the CPSC website.

For an up-to-date list of recently recalled items, please visit the US recall information website.

Policy overview

We strongly support the governmental agencies, including the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in their efforts to protect consumers against potentially hazardous products. Sellers aren't allowed to list items that are prohibited from being sold because of a recall. If an item can be legally sold but is subject to a recall, sellers must include appropriate information about the recall within the listing. All items sold to US buyers must follow all applicable state and federal laws, including the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines?

Allowed

Allowed

  • Items that are not currently subject to a recall by the manufacturer or another agency, such as the CPSC.

Restricted

Restricted

  • Products that are currently subject to a recall but the sale of the product is not prohibited by law or regulation, as long as the listing includes the recall information. Contact us if you have questions about whether a specific item can be listed.

  • Antique cribs may only be listed on eBay for decorative or display purposes.

Not allowed

Not allowed

Examples of items that aren't allowed include:

  • Products recalled by the CPSC.

  • Products recalled by a manufacturer or another government agency if the sale of the product is prohibited by law or regulation.

Before you list an item, take a few minutes to check the manufacturer's website and the US recall information website to get information on recalled items. We recommend that you also sign up to receive email notices about item recalls.

You can also learn about the federal law on recalled items called the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

Buyers should also keep up-to-date about item recalls, especially for the kinds of items they often buy.

Additional information

For information about other kinds of recalls, such as food, medicine, and motor vehicles, visit www.recalls.gov.

Why does eBay have this policy?

Some laws and regulations don't allow the sale of recalled items.

Contact Customer Service
You can contact Customer Service to report a listing you think violates this policy. Go to that listing, and then click the Report item link on the right side of the page.

We'll review your report and take appropriate action.
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