Prohibited Items

Sellers on 2nd Hand Mall have a responsibility to ensure that their proposed item complies with all laws and is allowed to be listed for sale in accordance with 2nd Hand Mall’s terms and policies before listing the item on the selling platform. To provide guidance on some common areas of confusion, examples of products/services that can be listed for sale are shown below. 2nd Hand Mall will update this guideline from time to time where necessary. Please visit this page regularly for updates.

1. Drugs & Tobacco

Listings may not promote the buying or selling of drugs, drug-like substances, tobacco products or tobacco paraphernalia.

Some prohibited examples include tobacco products, smokeable products, items that resemble smoking products or promote smoking, pipes, bongs, e-vaporizers (E-Cigarettes), smoking cessation products containing nicotine (patches and gums).

2. Adult & Mature Content & Services

Listings may not promote the buying, selling, or use of adult material including, but not limited to, pornographic books, magazines, pictures, videos.

Other prohibited items include adult toys, sexual wellness, enhancement products or services, adult industry services/jobs, used undergarments and contraceptive products.

Listings that promote or position products or services in a sexually suggestive manner (contains nudity, implied nudity etc.) are also prohibited.

3. Animals, Humans or Human Remains

Listings may not promote the buying or selling of animals, animal parts, human body parts or fluids.

Related prohibited items include live animals, insects, items made from endangered animals, ivory, fur.

4. Counterfeit & Replica Items

Listings may not promote the buying or selling of potentially infringing items.

These items include but are not limited to replicas, counterfeit items, and unauthorized copies of a product or item which may be in violation of certain copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights of third parties.

5. Weapons, Ammunition & Explosives

Listings may not promote the buying, selling, or use of weapons, ammunition, and explosives.

These prohibited items include but are not limited to knives, swords and hand weapons, butterfly knives, nunchaku, throwing knives, firearm, firearm replicas, firearm accessories, modified toy guns, paintball guns, BB guns, airguns, airsoft guns, fireworks, firecrackers, pepper spray, stun guns, tasers and handcuffs.

6. Illegal Items and Illegal Activity

Listings may not promote the buying or selling of stolen goods, or promote users to engage in illegal activity.

Illegal activities also include Multi-Level-Marketing programs, Get-Rich-Quick schemes, Investment schemes, Pyramid selling schemes, Fast cash schemes, Commission-only schemes and gambling.

7. Prohibited or Controlled Medical & Healthcare Items

Listings may not promote prescription-only medicines, pharmacy-only medicines or any drugs containing substances controlled by the Health Science Authority.

These prohibited items include injectable health or cosmetic substances, optometry products such as contact lenses.

8. Offensive Materials

Listings may not promote content that promotes, supports or glorifies acts of violence, seeks to discriminate and/or demean on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, disability or sexual orientation

Additional offensive materials include content that seeks to shame others and/or reveal personal information of others.

9. Prohibited, Expired, Perishable Consumables

Listings may not promote food that contains prohibited substances or expired ingredients. Perishable foods are also prohibited on 2nd Hand Mall’s platform.

10. Controlled goods that are not affixed with the SAFETY mark as determined and notified by Enterprise Singapore

Listings that promote controlled goods must have the SAFETY mark. Check if the SAFETY Mark on the product is valid by entering either the model number or the 8-digit registration number into Enterprise Singapore’s Register of Registered Controlled Goods.

Some examples of these Controlled Goods are kettles, water heaters, televisions, microwave ovens, portable 3-pin socket-outlets and fans. More information can be found here by Enterprise Singapore.

11. Political or seditious materials

Listings may not promote materials that are obscene, seditious or treasonous in nature.

12. Others

The following non-exhaustive list contains products and services that are prohibited on 2nd Hand Mall’s platform:

  • Product keys and digital licenses (e.g. Microsoft Windows, Adobe CC Software)
  • Digital accounts of streaming services, including, but not limited to cable TV, Netflix, Spotify, Hulu etc
  • Discriminatory, objectifying or insensitive listings that are against one or a group of individualsli>
  • Promotion of referral programs to re-post online advertisements
  • Money lending services/li>
  • Bank transfer and payment helper services
  • Recalled items by Singapore government
  • Unauthorised reproduction of currencies as stated here by MAS.