Amazon, Flipkart Served Notice by DCW for Selling Dangerous Acids Online

Amazon, Flipkart Served Notice by DCW for Selling Dangerous Acids Online
Amazon, Flipkart Served Notice by DCW for Selling Dangerous Acids Online

Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart have been issued with notices by an Indian authorities physique asking why harmful acids can be found on their websites after a schoolgirl grew to become the sufferer of an acid assault.

The Delhi Commission for Women, an area physique that appears after ladies’s points, mentioned within the discover that it had realized the accused within the acid assault had purchased the fabric from Walmart‘s Flipkart.

In a equally worded discover issued to each Amazon and Flipkart, the fee requested each corporations to elucidate the explanations for the provision of acid and title the sellers who offered such merchandise on their e-commerce web site.

“The simple availability of acid on on-line platforms is a matter of grave concern and must be checked urgently,” the fee mentioned within the discover. 

Reuters couldn’t instantly corroborate if the acid was obtainable on the 2 e-commerce web sites. Spokespersons for Flipkart and Amazon didn’t reply to a request for remark.

Local media reported on Thursday {that a} seventeen-year outdated schoolgirl was in hospital with severe burn accidents after three males attacked her with acid. The three males have been arrested by police within the Indian capital. The Delhi Police had additionally issued a discover to Flipkart after it discovered that the acid was procured from the e-commerce agency.

Meanwhile, Flipkart mentioned in its assertion, “We strongly condemn this unlucky incident, and our ideas and prayers are with the sufferer and her household. The Flipkart market platform carefully screens and delists merchandise that violate anticipated requirements.”

“Strict motion is taken in opposition to sellers who’re discovered to be engaged in promoting merchandise which are unlawful, unsafe, and prohibited. The involved vendor has been blacklisted, and we’re extending all assist to the involved authorities of their investigation.”

DCW additionally requested the portals particulars of steps taken for eradicating restricted gadgets, together with acid from the web portal. The portals have been requested to furnish the data by December 20. 

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