After the recent recall of 21 million toys, eBay has cautioned its shoppers about buying tainted goods—and warned sellers of them they may be kicked off the site. The internet phenom says it’s unable to police all items in its marketplace, but will be providing tip sheets and links to a recall database. Indeed, eBay has little legal liability, AP reports.
An anecdotal search turned up 111 listings for Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway, a toy recalled for excessive lead. The website listed 559 million items last quarter—a combined value of $14.46 billion. Watchdogs say they’re working on new ways to police recalls, but for now, eBay’s pledge that such items are “strictly prohibited” will have to do.