After France ordered its removal from websites, an e-commerce marketplace has threatened to sue.
After the French government ordered online platforms and search engines to remove Wish from their listings, the e-commerce marketplace Wish is preparing to take legal action.
The order was issued by the French government due to concerns about product safety.
It listed items such as animal toys, outdoor lights, and even jewelry as potentially hazardous to consumers.
Wish was founded in 2010 in San Francisco as an online marketplace.
According to the company’s website, it has over 100 countries and 90 million monthly active users.
E-Commerce Marketplaces Intend to Sue
Wish is planning legal action, according to Reuters, after France ordered websites to remove the company from their listings.
Wish, a US-based online marketplace, said in a statement that it is “pursuing legal action to challenge what we believe to be an illegal and disproportionate act.”
When the General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs, and Fraud Control, also known as DGCCRF in France, requested that certain products be removed, the e-commerce marketplace insisted that it had always complied.
According to Reuters, following the news of the French government’s order, shares of ContextLogic Inc., the operator of Wish, dropped on Nasdaq.
Product Safety Concerns in France
According to Reuters, the French government “said in a statement that a large proportion of the products it examined on the Wish site were dangerous.”
Electronic goods like power adapters and outdoor lights, as well as animal toys and jewelry, are among the products that are said to contain harmful chemicals like lead.
Wish also failed to inform customers about the risks of some of the products sold on the platform, according to the government.
According to Reuters, Wish was given a two-month ultimatum in July, asking the e-commerce marketplace to stop misleading customers about the product safety risks of certain products.
French Consumer Group Warns Of Potentially Harmful Substances In Popular Beauty Products, according to Brinkwire News.
What exactly is the definition of Wish?
Wish’s website describes it as “one of the world’s largest e-commerce platforms” that sells a variety of products at low prices.
The company was founded in San Francisco in 2010 and now has a presence in over 100 countries.
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