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Mercari’s Efforts to Address Product Recalls

Mercari’s Recalled Items Program aims to deliver information issued by manufacturers/importers about product recalls and similar product safety issues directly to Mercari users who own the products in question.

For Users: Ensuring safe and secure use of products bought on Mercari

At Mercari, in order to ensure our users can use the items they buy and sell safely and securely, we notify buyers and sellers of certain items when we receive information about…

  • Suspension of product manufacturing, distribution, and sales; recall of products at the distribution and sales level
  • Exchange, modification (inspection, repair, exchange of parts, etc.), or buyback of products already owned by consumers
  • Risks products may pose to consumers
  • Alerts and warnings for consumers about appropriate use of products to prevent accidents occurring with similar products

…from manufacturers and importers of those items.

*If the manufacturer/importer of an item you have listed or bought on Mercari suspends the product manufacturing, distribution, and sales and/or recalls the product at the distribution and sales level, we will ask you to take your listing down (if applicable), stop using the item, and contact the manufacturer/importer. (We will also remove the item from your listings.)
*If the manufacturer/importer of an item you have listed or bought on Mercari announces that they will exchange, modify (inspect, repair, exchange parts, etc.), and/or buy back that product from consumers, we will ask you to send the item to the manufacturer/importer for exchange/modification, and only list/use the item when it is confirmed to be safe for use.

For Manufacturers/Importers: Preventing product accidents

Mercari’s Recalled Items Program aims to deliver information issued by manufacturers/importers about product recalls and similar product safety issues directly to Mercari users who own the products in question (users who have listed or bought the item on Mercari). We believe that identifying those who own recalled products and ensuring they receive the safety information they need will increase the percentage of items successfully returned to the manufacturer, help prevent accidents, and contribute to manufacturer/importer product safety initiatives.

If you are a manufacturer or importer that would like to use this program, please contact us through this form.

How does the Recalled Items Program work?

  1. Participating manufacturers/importers provide us with information regarding their products, allowing Mercari users to list items using that product information.
  2. If a product recall or other safety issue occurs, participating manufacturers/importers can send us a request, and we will look at the listings made using product information to identify Mercari users who have listed/bought the product in question.
  3. We will then contact those users and deliver the product safety information provided to us by the participating manufacturer/importer.