03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

EBay Warns Sellers Hawking Recalled Toys

EBay Inc. said Tuesday it is sending notices to sellers hawking recalled items, warning that they could be kicked off the Web site and may have to forfeit their fees.

The San Jose-based company, which listed 559 million items worth $14.46 billion last quarter, is also asking shoppers to be extra diligent about e-mailing or talking directly to sellers, and it's providing links to the government's database of recalled goods.

The warnings come after Mattel Inc. and smaller toy makers issued several high-profile recalls over the past few months involving at least 21 million toys because of concerns about lead paint or tiny magnets that could be swallowed.