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eBay Announcement 9/27/07
***Consumer Product Safety Commission - Several Toys Recalled***
September 27, 2007 | 02:33PM PST/PT
On September 26, 2007, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of several types of toys due to a lead paint hazard. Items in the recall include certain Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway toys, toy gardening rakes, tools and chairs, Knights of the Sword toys, puppet theaters, spinning wheel-metal necklaces and additional children's metal jewelry.
Also, today, September 27, 2007, the CPSC also recalled several types of Kolcraft play yards due to strangulation and suffocation hazards.
eBay takes recalled items very seriously, and we work closely with the Consumer Product Safety Commission on these issues. We encourage buyers and sellers to visit http://www.cpsc.gov (See the Recent Recalls section) for more details about the products and model numbers included in this recall. You may also wish to visit our Recalled Items policy at http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/recalled.html
For Sellers: Please check your product model numbers and refrain from listing any items that are part of this recall. Any currently listed items that are included in the recall should be ended.
For Buyers: If you believe an item you are interested in bidding on or purchasing may be part of this recall, we encourage you to use the Ask Seller a Question feature to verify the model number.
We appreciate your understanding and support.
***Sell Your Item Form Improvements***
September 27, 2007 | 10:45AM PST/PT
Hi everyone...I'm Nate Etter with eBay's Seller Experience team, and I'm here to follow up on Jim Ambach's announcement [http://www2.ebay.com/aw/core/200709121216292.html] from a few weeks ago. As he mentioned, we're making some improvements to our Sell Your Item (SYI) form. Here’s a rundown of what we'll be introducing over the next couple of weeks.
Easier Customization Options
One of the best things about the SYI form is that you can customize it to fit exactly what you need. Don't accept money orders, for example? Modify the form to turn off that option, and you won’t see it again.
However, you've told us that the customization system is a little difficult to find and use, so we went back to the drawing board. Soon you'll see several improvements to make the customization section more accessible and intuitive. In particular, look for a much better set-up that allows you to customize your shipping section.
A New Uploader for Pictures
Pictures are an important part of any listing, so we've spent time looking at how we can make the upload process smoother. You'll soon be able to use a Flash-based uploading tool that has a slick user interface, a real-time progress meter that lets you monitor your uploads, and advanced technology that makes it extremely reliable across a variety of computer platforms.
Improvements to the Shipping Section
We're also making big improvements to the Shipping section of the form, such as streamlining the entire section to make it much less cluttered.
In addition, USPS Flat Rate boxes and envelopes, for both Priority and Express mail, are being added as Shipping Services. These will be available for both domestic and international shipments when sellers use the Shipping Calculator or specify their own shipping costs.
Highlights from The Chatter, eBay's official blog (www.ebaychatter.com):
-Fewer Steps Means an Easier Checkout Process (http://www.ebaychatter.com/the_chatt...steps-mea.html)