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UK Government must act now, says BTHA as issue of online sales of unsafe toys worsens

Despite repeated warnings from the British Toy and Hobby Association, unsafe toys, which could cause serious harm to children, are still being sold via third-party sellers on online marketplaces. With the Christmas shopping season fast approaching and the full response to the Online Harms legislation expected this autumn, the organisation …

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Amazon reveals its own top toys for Christmas 2020 list

Amazon has revealed its own top toys for Christmas, joining the raft of retailers to handpick their choice of predicted best-sellers this festive season. Selected by a team of Amazon toy experts, this year’s list takes inspiration from cult TV, movies, and video game characters, alongside unboxing trends and tech-centric …

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Amazon launches Climate Pledge Friendly label to encourage sellers to create sustainable products

The online giant, Amazon, has launched a new Climate Pledge Friendly label in a move that aims to encourage its sellers to create sustainable products. The initiative has been dubbed as a major step forward in the campaign for better sustainability steps at retail. According to a report from Charged, …

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OnBuy details plans to span 140 countries by 2023 in latest globalisation move

OnBuy, the online marketplace that has set out its mission to rival Amazon and eBay, has detailed its latest plans for globalisation, aiming to scale up to span 140 countries by the year 2023. The platform will start with 40 initial sites by the end of this year, and has …

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Amazon can be liable for faulty and unsafe products, says new US court ruling

A recent court ruling in the US could be about to make it harder for the online marketplace giant, Amazon, to avoid responsibility for unsafe goods sold on its platform. It deals a major blow to the business that has successfully fought-off lawsuits trying to place liability on the company …

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Gibsons calls out Amazon and eBay third-party sellers over product price inflation

Gibsons has urged families and consumers shopping for its ranges of games and puzzles to avoid paying the inflated prices certain items are being sold at on platforms like Amazon and eBay by sellers looking to unfairly capitalise on the growing demand for home entertainment amid the global lockdown measures. …

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Amazon suspends shipments on toys and all non-essentials amid coronavirus crisis

Amazon is suspending shipments of all non-essential items to its UK and US warehouses until April 5, to make space for vital items needed during the coronavirus outbreak. The US company is prioritising five categories of goods which it calls essential products, and which shippers can continue to send to …

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OnBuy receives £3m investment to expand online marketplace into over 20 countries this year

OnBuy, the online marketplace billed as the UK’s rival to Amazon, has just secured a further £3m in investment from a London-based venture capital fund. The platform secured a private investment round earlier this month. The latest round of investment came from Fuel Ventures and will be used to facilitate …

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Amazon and Days of Wonder launch first Alexa skills for Ticket to Ride and Ticket to Ride Europe

Amazon and Days of Wonder are changing how players experience board games by introducing the first official Alexa skills for Ticket to Ride and Ticket to Ride Europe for free. The move hopes to welcome new players aboard the award-winning games by Alan R. Moon and act as conductors for …

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Amazon found to allow sale of toys ‘weeks before asking for safety documents’

Amazon has been allowing for the sale of unregulated toys via its online ecommerce platform, without confirming product safety compliance until weeks after trading has commenced, according to a report from CNBC. The news outlet has learned of cases in which sellers have only been asked to submit safety documents …

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