Amazon under fire for sale of weapons

An investigation by the Guardian reports that illegal weapons including stun guns, pepper spray pistols and knuckledusters are routinely sold on the Amazon UK website. You can read the report in full here.

The items listed were being sold by third-party sellers, possibly using FBA, on but some of the items were not just against Amazon’s listing policies but also UK law.

Needless to say, all the items have since been removed and Amazon issued this statement: “Sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who donโ€™t will be subject to action including potential removal of their account. The products in question are no longer available.โ€

Obviously, keeping tabs on the multitude of listings on Amazon is a herculean task and it’s inevitable that a few bits will fall through the net, when it comes to weapons like this, you’ve got to wonder how Amazon was so remiss.