Listing Policy: Hazardous Items & Materials

 Hazardous Items & Regulated Materials Policy

Government regulations concerning hazardous and regulated items and materials are extremely comprehensive.  Our commitment to our customers and vendors implores us to adhere to the stipulations of those regulations with constancy.

Some items that can be considered hazardous, like fireworks, etc., may be marketed in the MarketStop MarketPlace only by licensed, authorized companies who must acquire pre-approval from MarketStop admin for such transactions to be conducted.  As an example of such items as fireworks, these companies specialize in the marketing of fireworks, have proper/required documentation, and understand and adhere to the requirements for the shipping and logistics of such items.

 Generalized Models

 Permitted Listings Model

If marketing permitted but hazardous items, merchants must be sure they are shipping the items compliant with Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements and applicable laws.

  • Non-mercury containing batteries
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Portable, unused fuel containers inspected and certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Fireworks (ONLY by pre-approved merchants who submit all proper paperwork)
    • Listing must clearly present the hazardous nature of the item
    • Listing must specify shipping methods, observing all legal and designated requirements of each shipping company whose services will be utilized, whether it be USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, or anyone else

 Prohibited Listings Model

  • Specific items containing Carbon Tetrachloride, such as:
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Refrigerants
    • Cleaning agents
  • Any chemical substance or compound that is intended for commercial, industrial, or professional use only, and is not available to the public
  • Gasoline
  • Bacteria cultures products containing E Coli 
  • Hydrofluoric acid
  • Information on how to make explosive devices, such as bombs
  • Nitric acid
  • Products containing Bisphenol A (BPA)
  • Thermite containing products
  • Red Phosphorous containing products
  • Tritium containing products
  • Used oil – Any kind
  • Radiation-contaminated products
  • Products containing cyanide
  • Freon
  • Vehicle airbags and airbag covers

 

 Combustibles

 Permitted Listings Model

  • Chemistry books
  • Physics books
  • Instructional books that teach fireworks and fireworks-making
  • Model rocket engines
  • Toy cap guns
  • Shot rings and roll caps
  • Flare guns and flares

 Conditional Allowances Model

  • Combustible items that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has identified as ORM-D (Other Regulated Materials-Domestic) must be comprised of definitive shipping restrictions
  • Any merchants can sell fireworks labels as long as there is no firework attached
  • Lighters must be shipped in accordance with Hazardous Materials Regulations
  • Model rockets or model rocket kits without engines
  • Pyrotechnic devices without combustible materials

 Prohibited Listings Model

 

 Fire Extinguishers & Grenades

 Permitted Listings Model

  • Empty fire extinguishers and fire grenades
  • Fire extinguishers devoid of carbon tetrachloride
  • Fire extinguisher instructions

 Conditional Allowances Model

  • Fire extinguishers must clearly state their contents in the listing description

 Prohibited Listings Model

 

 Refrigerants

See here for additional information and all sorts of alternatives and naturals for heating and cooling and everything else under the sun:  EPA SNAP Program.

We require all merchants to ensure that the purchaser is certified by the EPA.

 Permitted Listings Model

  • Refrigerants already contained within vehicles or appliances
  • Refrigerant is already an integral part of an item being sold

 Conditional Allowances Model

  • Merchants must adhere to the following requirements in order to sell refrigerants in the MarketStop MarketPlace
    • Purchaser absolutely must be EPA certified
    • Purchaser must show proof of EPA certification before item can be shipped
    • Product may only be used in a household or automotive item
    • Must be able to show proof that a substance has been reclaimed by someone certified by the EPA

 Prohibited Listings Model

  • Refrigerants that are not EPA approved

 

 Pesticides & Poisons

In the U.S., there is a wide scope of products which are regulated as pesticides.  Any product or device, either originally designed for inhibiting, repelling, eradicating, or assuaging any pest, or claiming that a product is in any way anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, or anti-fungal must adhere to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, or FIFRA.  This may entail registering the product with the ETA.

 Permitted Listings Model

  • Pesticides that satisfy the requirements outlined in the above paragraph
  • Information on the proper uses of pesticides
  • Snakebite kits

 Conditional Allowances Model

  • Flea and tick medications that have been approved by the FDA and EPA and are new, sealed, and unused in their original packaging
  • Pesticides may be listed for sale in the MarketStop MarketPlace if the following requirements are met:
    • The pesticide must not be classified as restricted by the EPA  and the state where the purchaser is located
    • The pesticide is registered by the EPA and the state where the purchaser is located and the registration has not been suspended or canceled
    • The item can be shipped in accordance with U.S. shipping regulations
    • The labeling is in accordance with all U.S. federal and state regulations
    • Container must be unopened and unblemished
  • The merchant must state the following in their listings (we suggest you copy and paste):
    • “We will not accept bids or purchases from, sell to, or ship to anyone located in a U.S. state where the product is not registered as a general-use or non-classified pesticide.”
    • “We comply with all pertinent government laws and regulations and ensure that our customers will satisfy all said laws and regulations.”

 Prohibited Listings Model

  • Illegal and/or unregistered, so-called pesticides that do not satisfy the requirements outlined in the top paragraph
  • Products intended for sale in countries other than the U.S.
  • Pest control devices, like ultrasound, that have not been constructed in an EPA registered facility or do not bear an EPA number
  • All suspended, restricted, or canceled pesticides
  • Pesticides which are not available for purchase or use by the general public
  • Misbranded pesticide products
  • Pesticide products like wrist bands that make false public health claims
  • Products in damaged packaging and being sold in a condition other than that which meets EPA requirements
  • Flea and tick medications that:
    • Were purchased in another country that the United States
    • Are repackaged, thus, losing EPA certification
    • Has packaging that has been unsealed
    • Toxic in such a way that they have been banned from shipping by the USPS (you may check UPS, FedEx, and other shippers to determine if they allow it or not)

 

 Radioactive

 Permitted Listings Model

  • Radioactive material warning signs
  • Radioactive material warning badges, stickers, or pins, etc.
  • Geiger counters
  • Atomic or nuclear energy information

 Conditional Allowances Model

  • Products with scant amounts of radioactive material, like watches
  • Natural ore with scant amounts of radioactive material
  • Tritium personal markers

 Prohibited Listings Model

  • Atomic or nuclear blast items
  • Products or items described as radioactive
  • Nuclear materials
  • Nuclear waste or contaminated materials
  • Items considered questionable by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • Radium
  • Raw uranium
  • Large amounts of tritium

 

 Other Hazardous Materials

 Permitted Listings Model

 Conditional Allowances Model

  • Fuel additives accompanied by a health disclaimer in the listing
  • Elemental iodine (= or < 250g)
  • U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has identified as ORM-D (Other Regulated Materials-Domestic) must include shipping restrictions in the listing
  • Iodine solutions, depending on the state (please check laws governing iodine, per state, when marketing this product)
  • Hover-boards, self-balancing scooters, and components or parts such as batteries and chargers if they have been certified according to UL 2272 safety standards for hover-boards.  Merchants must note in the listing that the item is UL 2272 certified and include a link to the UL Online Certifications Directory showing the certification.  Sales of these items are off limits to any country except US, Canada, and Australia (once International service has begun on MarketStop)

 Prohibited Listings Model

  • Zinc-carbon batteries
  • Asbestos and products containing asbestos
  • Cyanide and cyanide products
  • Chloroform and chloroform products
  • Iodine products (check state laws first)
  • Handheld lasers of any color more than 5mw (milliwatts) (please see our Lasers Policy)
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Alkaline-manganese batteries
  • Mercury oxide batteries
  • MRE heaters
  • Items that pose health and safety risks; indicated by government agencies, like ATFEPAFDA, and NRC
  • The following chemicals:
    • Aluminum powder
    • Ammonium nitrate
    • Calcium ammonium nitrate
    • Calcium nitrate
    • 4-Dinitrophenol (DNP)
    • Hydrogen peroxide above 12% weight by weight
    • Magnesium nitrate hexahydrate
    • Magnesium powder
    • Nitric acid
    • Nitromethane
    • Potassium chlorate
    • Potassium nitrate
    • Potassium perchlorate
    • Sodium chlorate
    • Sodium nitrate
    • Sodium perchlorate
    • Sulphuric acid

 Other Related Material

  EPA Exclusion Products

Exclusions from the EPA registration requirements relate to:

  • Items treated with a pesticide that has been registered solely for that use and make no public health or pesticide claims beyond preservation of the article itself  (See here:  Treated Articles)
  • Pesticide products created exclusively from a specific list of inert, not-unsafe ingredients.  These products must meet specific EPA requirements, including labeling  (See here:  Minimum Risk Pesticides)
  • Human/animal drugs regulated by the FDA

 What is the reason for this MarketStop policy?

Government regulations concerning hazardous and regulated items and materials are extremely comprehensive.  Our commitment to our customers and vendors implores us to adhere to the stipulations of those regulations with constancy.

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