JUST IN: ‘Amazon was caught selling thousands of items that have been declared unsafe by federal agencies’

Today I found something I’d like to alert all our readers of. A super interesting story submitted to reddit in the last day by the user maxwellhill titled Amazon was caught selling thousands of items that have been declared unsafe by federal agencies is gaining some traction, having got 34 comments already at the time of writing. You can read the initial story (posted by businessinsider.com) at this link. This was posted at 2019-08-24 00:38:51 and has an ID of cugd6d. Some comments on this story are as follows (and you can comment here if you have anything to add):

  • “I guess for those big corporations it’s only illegal when you get caught.“, posted by the user Absh4x0r at 2019-08-24 15:02:59. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “oh noe probly a fine given to them that they could fart at in terms of value“, posted by the user Xavion_Zenovka at 2019-08-24 14:57:53. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “And more than a few counterfeits.

    Just sayin’.“, posted by the user gulliver-swift at 2019-08-24 12:14:47. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

  • “This just in: Business Insider doesn’t understand how storefront models work. More at 11.“, posted by the user Apocalypsox at 2019-08-24 12:12:26. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “There are products at home depot that are ‘known to cause cancer’ in California, I guess that’s why they sell them in other states instead.“, posted by the user zer05tar at 2019-08-24 03:18:59. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “then you remember that üeier are illegal“, posted by the user t0b4cc02 at 2019-08-24 02:36:51. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “3rd party sellers specifically, not orders fulfilled by Amazon“, posted by the user mattreyu at 2019-08-24 01:30:53. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Somewhere in the realm of 4,100 items were found for sale on Amazon’s storefront that had been declared unsafe by federal agencies.“, posted by the user HereComesTiny at 2019-08-24 01:26:02. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

As this is a story very close to my heart, I am looking for more facts on this story and will post an update as soon as we are done.

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