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Anti Aging & Acne Treatment Removal
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And just because I'm obligated, this is maybe not the best place to discuss face-eating or any part of anyone's digestive/excretory/endocrine/etc. systems reaching escape velocity. It doesn't mean I don't love you, just...you know. There are probably better places. Thanks!
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"I'm wondering now about other items with medical claims such as anti-arthritis bracelets?"
And on page 3 Sue from MeekaMayesMarket said:
"Do you know if anyone sells magnets for curing arthiritis? or copper? Will this affect them, too?"
The policy pertains to all listings on Etsy. A seller may not make claims that using their product (whatever the item may be) correlates with the cure or relief of a health condition or illness.
"Still, I'm not clear -- if something contains sulfur, or coal tar, or such, like anti-dandruff shampoo. And not actually claiming a cure for dandruff, but as a help? There are some compounds that are well-known to assist in such actions, having been "tested" for centuries. What about those?"
Per the policy, medical drug claims are not allowed. This includes historical, folklore or "time-tested" claims that make a correlation between the product and the cure or relief of a health condition or illness. It's not specific to "cure" claims, but also claims that the product will relieve, reduce, alleviate, mitigate (enter other synonyms here) a health condition.
"Can you even mention that something is hypo-allergenic?"
It's acceptable to state that an item is hypoallergenic, provided that statement is true about the item. This is not considered a medical drug claim that correlates use of the product with the cure or relief of a health condition.
edited to add: Oh I see - here's the blog article:
No more claims of treatments or cures.
that should be the reason why. in the US if a person buys a treatment and has an allergic reaction Etsy is liable (as is the seller) for allowing the product in the first place.
Really? I think that would do away with all the soaps, lotions, and food on here.
that should be the reason why. in the US if a person buys a treatment and has an allergic reaction Etsy is liable (as is the seller) for allowing the product in the first plac
ANY seller of B&B could have somebody have an allergic reaction, soap, lotion, you name it. That's why most of us have liability insurance. Etsy would not be subject to a lawsuit, but they could get in trouble with the FDA for having categories for things that aren't allowed. The items are still allowed, just not the categories or the claims.