If you intend to sell on one or more of eBay's international sites, you will need to accept, and we encourage you to carefully review, the User Agreement, policies, and other requirements of that site. You can continue to reach out to the relevant customer service teams on the respective eBay site of your listing or transaction, as may be applicable to the nature of your query.
For health and safety reasons, most hazardous materials (such as fire extinguishers, refrigerants, and radioactive materials) can't be listed on eBay.
The law prohibits shipping various hazardous products, though there are a few types that can be legally transported under certain conditions and if they're properly packaged and labeled. Those items can be sold on eBay, as long as the listing:
Clearly describes the hazardous nature of the product
Specifies a shipping method that meets legal and Postal Service requirements
For more information on what you can and can't sell on eBay, review the guidelines below.
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 restrictions of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.
What are the guidelines?
Combustible items that India government had restricted (Other Regulated Materials-Domestic) have to include specific shipping restrictions in an eBay listing.
Firework labels that are no longer attached to a firework
Model rockets that have no engines
Pyrotechnic devices that have no combustible materials (such as control devices, launchers, or tubes)
Antique fire extinguishers or grenades need to clearly state in a listing what substance they are filled with
Fire extinguishers (including glass bulb fire extinguishers and brass fire extinguishers with a T-shaped handle) or grenades that contain carbon tetrachloride. (Contact your local fire department for tips on safe disposal.)
Flea and tick medications that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and are sealed in their original packaging (see also our medical drugs and devices policy)
Pesticides can be listed if all of the following conditions are met:
The container or original packaging is unopened and intact.
The pesticide’s package labeling complies with all federal and state requirements. A seller's item description on eBay has to be consistent with the product's label.
The container can be shipped in a way that complies with postal regulations.
The seller clearly states both of the following details in a listing:
The seller complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations and ensures that the buyer satisfies all applicable laws and regulations.
The seller won't accept bids from, sell to, or ship to buyers located in a state where the item is not registered as a general-use or non-classified pesticide.
EPA-restricted, suspended, or canceled pesticides
Flea and tick medications that are:
Purchased in another country and shipped to the U.S.
Repackaged flea and tick medication that was approved by the FDA and EPA. (By repackaging the item, it loses its approval and becomes a violation of federal law.) See also our medical drugs and devices policy.
Opened containers or packages of pesticides
Poisonous or toxic substances that the Postal Service has prohibited for shipping
Information about atomic or nuclear testing or energy
Warning badges for radioactive material
Warning signs for radioactive material
Items containing only a trace amount of radioactive material (such as watches or gunsights)
Natural ore samples that have trace amounts of radioactivity
Tritium personal markers
Atomic or nuclear blast items (such as hot rocks, items from a blast or testing zone, and Trinitite)
Tritium in large amounts (such as certain types of glow sticks and exit signs)
Disco or show lasers
Elemental iodine (250 grams or less)
Fuel additives, though sellers have to include a health disclaimer and can't make performance claims in their listing
Hazardous materials and explosives that the Postal Service (USPS) has identified as ORM-D (Other Regulated Materials-Domestic) have to include specific shipping restrictions in an eBay listing.
Iodine solutions (including tinctures of iodine) may be restricted by federal and state laws.
Asbestos and items containing asbestos, such as collectible gas masks
Handheld lasers with an output of more than 5 milliwatts (MW) of power
Hazardous materials that the USPS has prohibited for shipping
Hoverboards, self balancing scooters, and components or parts such as batteries and chargers (on an interim basis until they are demonstrated to comply with applicable safety standards set out by Consumer Product Safety Commission).
Items containing mercury such as thermometers and the following batteries:
Mercuric oxide button batteries (button-shaped batteries typically used in vintage camera equipment)
Items that pose a health or safety hazard as specified by government agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), EPA, FDA, and NRC. (We will remove listings at the request of any government agency.)
For health and safety reasons, we don't allow selling most hazardous materials on eBay. We're also doing our part to comply with federal and state regulations and to ensure that eBay users follow all shipping guidelines from the Postal Service.