Wish allows the sales of pesticides if they comply with laws and regulations.
It is the merchant's responsibility to ensure that the products listed in the United States are allowed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and adhere to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Merchants found to be enabling shipping to the United States for products that violate the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) will be penalized.
Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, products that claim to kill or repel bacteria or germs are considered pesticides and must be registered with the EPA prior to distribution or sale. Any item listed for sale in the United States that claims to prevent, repel, destroy or mitigate pests, such as bacteria, virus or other germs, including disinfectants, must comply with the following requirements:
- Label in english in font that is 6pt or larger
- The label must include:
- Valid EPA registration #
- Valid EPA producing establishment #
- Name and address of producer, registrant or company for whom produced
- Net contents
- Ingredient statement
- Hazard and precautionary statement
Product listings that claim to be effective against pests such as bacteria, virus or other germs, including disinfectants, must explicitly identify the active ingredients (e.g. alcohol) as well as the amount of the active ingredients (e.g. 50% alcohol). Product listings that are subject to be regulated by Wish include, but are not limited to:
- Hand Sanitizers
Examples of inappropriate product listings:
"Anti-Virus" Hand Sanitizer:
Wish does not allow product listings that contain false or unproven information about products being sold. Products with unproven claims to be effective against pests such as bacteria, virus or other germs, including disinfectants, are subject to removal. Prohibited listings include, but are not limited to:
- Disinfection products with active ingredients, such as silver or silver ion.
- Disinfection delivery methods, such as disinfection lanyards.
Examples of prohibited product listings:
Silver ion in description: