Prohibited and Restricted Products Policy

1.1. Purpose 

KreziCart works hard to ensure that we keep our buyers’ trust and protect them against the sale of unsafe, illegal and otherwise unlicensed products when they shop on our marketplace. The purpose of this Prohibited and Restricted Products Policy is to support our sellers to work with us to ensure that there is no place for illegal products on KreziCart. 

1.2. Scope 

Prohibited products are those products that may never be sold on KreziCart due to illegality, whilst restricted products may only be sold if certain criteria are met. 

This Policy sets out: 

  • products that are prohibited from sale on KreziCart or subject to restrictions; 
  • how KreziCart detects such products to prevent their sale; and 
  • the consequences of violation of this Policy. 

1.3. Application 

This Policy applies to all products listed by sellers on the KreziCart marketplace.

2.1. Prohibited products 

Prohibited products are banned from sale on KreziCart. Specific prohibited products will vary by market, due to different local legal requirements. However, the following categories of products are always prohibited from sale on KreziCart: 

  • narcotics 
  • weapons 
  • currency 
  • hazardous and dangerous products 
  • counterfeit products, as further outlined in the Anti-Counterfeit Policy

Alcohol

  • Alcoholic beverages; or products of any kind, including powdered alcohol
  • Collectible alcohol
  • Empty collectible alcoholic container not identified as empty in the description
  • Non-alcoholic wine and beer

Animals

  • Animal vaccines
  • Animal organs
  • Live animals, insects, and other wildlife
  • Parts or products from endangered or threatened species such as bears, mountain lions, cats, dogs, whales, sharks, dolphins, or porpoises

Art

  • Unauthorized copies or reproductions of artwork that violate any copyright or trademark

Artifacts

  • Remains
  • Artifacts
  • Fossils
  • Geological formations
  • Relics
  • Sacred and tribal items

Auto

  • Drivers licenses and other government-issued ID documents
  • Motorized vehicles that require registration
  • Oxygen sensor simulators
  • Products intended to bypass emission control devices or override malfunction indicators
  • Toll booth systems
  • Vehicle Identification Number plates
  • Products intended to conceal or obscure a license plate

Cosmetics

  • Any cosmetic products that require a prescription or a medical professional’s supervision or direction for their use
  • Any opened and used products
  • Any products with tampered packaging
  • Any products that don’t comply with FDA requirements including labeling
  • Expired products
  • Products containing controlled substances
  • Testers

Currency

  • Counterfeit coins, bank notes, bonds, money orders, securities, stamps, and equipment use to make those items
  • Securities, credit, notes, liens, portions of ongoing business, insurance, non-cancelled collectible stock certificates
  • State or federal assistance benefits

Drugs & Medical Devices

  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Illegal drugs and narcotics
  • “List I” chemicals or their derivatives as designated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Controlled substances
  • Products that are subject to regulatory action or criminal enforcement
  • Drugs, devices, or other products that require prescription or medical professional’s supervision or direction for their use
  • Pill/Tablet press machines
  • Products that do not have the required regulatory approvals
  • Products that have been recalled
  • Products that contain deer antler velvet or ingredients derived from sharks, whales, dolphins, or porpoises
  • Products that simulate the effects of any illegal drug
  • Syringes with needles
  • Veterinary drugs and devices
  • Any drugs that require quantity to be restricted or consumer purchases to be registered

Electronics

  • Any devices operating on unauthorized frequencies, such as
    • Fishing net buoys operating on radio frequencies assigned to Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)
    • Drones operating on frequencies that are reserved for Federal Government use
  • Jammers of any kind, including devices that interfere with cell, GPS, radar, or WiFi signals
  • Any devices that detect or interfere with law enforcement or public safety equipment, such as:
    • Devices that detect police cameras, sensors, or similar equipment
    • Products designed to affect the operation of traffic signals or block detection by red-light cameras 
  • Power amplifiers compatible with CB radios
  • Impermissible cell phone devices, such as:
    • Cell phone unlocking devices
    • Jailbroken cell phones
  • Software, hardware and devices (e.g., books) that enable the circumvention of copy-protected digital products, such as:
    • Boot disks, cards, emulators, or loaders
    • Import converters
    • Satellite and cable TV descramblers
    • DVD duplicators that circumvent protections against copyright infringement
    • Blu-ray players altered to disable region coding 

Food

  • Foods deemed unsafe or adulterated (e.g., recalled food items)
  • Expired food
  • Foods that contain drug claims
  • Infant formula
  • Fresh food
  • Non-shelf stable food that requires refrigeration
  • Dragees or similar inedible food decorations

Funeral

  • Any funeral items, including caskets, funeral urns and grave markers

Hazardous/Regulated

  • Any chemical substance or compound that is intended for commercial, industrial, or professional use only and is not available for general consumer purchase
  • Products prohibited from sale by the EPA or other regulatory agency due to its hazardous status
  • Explosive
  • Fireworks
  • Fully regulated items
  • Radioactive or contaminated material
  • Loose 18650 lithium battery cells

Infringing Products

  • Products that violate or infringe upon any intellectual property right or other third party right

Illegal

  • Any products encouraging or enabling illegal activity
  • Any products that violate applicable laws
  • Any products that contain viruses, trojan horses, spyware or malicious code
  • Stolen or counterfeit products

Offensive

  • Products that display explicit nudity or vulgar language
  • Products that contain obscene material, sexually suggestive, or pornography
  • Products that contain images of nude or partially nude minors
  • Products that either portray, glorify or promote in an insensitive way:
    • animal cruelty
    • criminal or illegal activity
    • hatred
    • intolerance
    • tragedy
    • violence

Restricted

  • Any product that is age-restricted by law
  • Any products that in KreziCart’s discretion are not appropriate for sale including, but not limited to:
    • adult products
    • custom content (e.g. imagery, text) products including but not limited to apparel, home décor, accessories
    • gambling products
    • government-issued documents and products
    • military and police related items
    • novelty lighters
    • refurbished products that do not comply with KreziCart  standards
    • specific products or brand names
    • surveillance device(s) and equipment
  • Any product that cannot be sold in all U.S. and Haiti under applicable laws

Tickets

  • Tickets (digital or physical) to events of any kind.

Tobacco

  • Cigars
  • Cigarettes
  • Other tobacco/nicotine products including collectible tobacco and collectible tobacco products

Weapons – Game Guns and Projectiles

  • Airsoft, air guns, BB guns, pellet guns, paintball guns, blow guns or dart guns, replica/imitation guns, or any part used to build, update or enhance a game gun
  • Blow guns or dart guns
  • Sling shots
  • Ammunition of any type (including pellets, BBs, darts, paintballs, slingshot ammunition) or any product used to create ammunition
  • Accessories used to enhance firepower
  • Any accessory containing a visual-spectrum laser
  • All varieties of clips and magazines
  • Grenades and grenade launchers of any type (including airsoft and paintball)
  • Golf ball launchers or toothpick crossbows

Weapons – Firearms

  • Firearms of any type or individual parts used to build, update, or enhance a firearm
  • Any firearm accessory used to enhance firepower including muzzle brakes, bump stocks, rails, barrel shrouds, forward pistol grips, and threaded barrels for semiautomatic pistols
  • Ammunition of any type or any product used to create ammunition
  • All varieties of clips and magazines
  • Speedloaders
  • Bayonets
  • Gunpowder and explosive targets
  • Firearm frames, receivers, firearm kits, assault weapon parts/accessories/instructions/blueprints (even if they can be used with non-assault weapons)
  • Any product associated with assault weapons
  • Grenades and grenade launchers of any type
  • Pistol conversion kits
  • Accessories used to conceal sound or sight of firearm shot including silencers, flash suppressors, muzzles, suppressors
  • Products commonly used to make silencers
  • Inside the Waistband (IWB) Carrying Holster
  • Ankle Carrying Holster
  • Holsters concealed within handbags, briefcase, purse etc.
  • Shoulder Harness

Weapons – Non-Projectile

  • Axes and machetes marketed as weapons that are not purely ornament and are not designed for home improvement, hunting, camping, or other similar recreational use
  • Spring-Assisted, Balisong, butterfly, gravity, automatic, out the front, paratrooper, push dagger, switchblade (and replica/imitation switchblades), stiletto, shobi-zue or slasher knives, boot knives or any knives that are hidden or disguised
  • Brass knuckles, leaded canes or other leaded sticks, nightsticks/billy clubs, nunchuks, saps/blackjacks, kunsari-fundo, sansetsukon, throwing stars
  • Claws or spikes that attach to the shoe, other clothing item, or any body part
  • Sword canes and swords that are not purely ornamental and are marketed as ready for use as a weapon
  • Weapons designed to be concealed

Police and Military Grade Products

  • Badges of any kind, whether real or reproductions, including concealed weapons permit, government agency or department, TSA, private security company, private investigator, special event, and movie prop badges
  • Badge patches
  • Law enforcement ID cards or credentials
  • Stun batons, Tasers, and disguised stun guns
  • Tear gas
  • Weapons designed to be concealed

How does KreziCart detect prohibited and restricted products? 

KreziCart is continuously innovating to improve the ways we detect and prevent the sale of prohibited products, and monitor the sale of restricted products on our marketplace. 

KreziCart may detect a prohibited or restricted product in the following ways: 

Product creation: When sellers create new product listings, the listings will be subject to approval by KreziCart before they are published on the website. Sellers will receive notification of all prohibited or restricted products that are blocked. 

Product content updates: Edits to listings are subject to approval by KreziCart before they are published on the website. Sellers will receive notification of all edits that are rejected. 

● Physical inspection: We conduct random physical inspection of products in our possession, as well as more targeted inspections in respect of high risk products and sellers with high rates of return. We can therefore detect practices such as listing authentic products but delivering counterfeits, and the listing of counterfeit products under alternative brand names. 

● Reports: We encourage all buyers, brands and manufacturers who have concerns about the sale of Prohibited and Restricted products to notify us as provided below. We will promptly investigate and take appropriate action to protect buyers, other sellers, and rights holders. 

What are the consequences of violation of this Policy? 

If a seller lists a prohibited or restricted product in violation of this Policy and the law, We will delist the products from sales and apply the appropriate penalties.

We may also, in its discretion, take further corrective action, which may include, without limitation, the following: 

  • arranging immediate collection by the seller of any stock in our possession;
  • destroying the stock without reimbursement to the seller and at the seller’s cost;
  • delivering the stock to the relevant law enforcement authority, without reimbursement to the seller and at the seller’s cost;
  • suspending or terminating the seller’s shop on KreziCart;
  • withholding all payments to the seller; and/or
  • commencing legal action against the seller (the sale of unsafe or illegal products may also lead to criminal prosecution).
  • If the product you added in our Marketplace really violates our policy, we will report you to your local law enforcement.

Further information 

If you are a seller and you have any questions about this Policy, please contact our Seller Support Team.