Items prohibited on Carousell

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Before listing, do take note of the prohibited and restricted items here at Carousell. 

A. Items Prohibited on Carousell

There are certain items that are not allowed on Carousell at all. They may not necessarily be illegal, however, they do not fit our selling criteria, and aren't in the spirit of Carousell. The items are:

  1. Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco
    1. Alcohol
    2. E-Vaporizers (E-Cigarettes) and related products
    3. Tobacco products and other smokeable products
    4. Items that resemble smoking products or promote smoking
    5. Drugs and drug paraphernalia 
  2. Adult & Mature Content
    1. Pornography and adult material including, but not limited to, pornographic books, magazines, videos, pictures and sex enhancement products
    2. Used undergarments and intimate items
  3. Animals & Animal Products
    1. Live animals and insects
    2. Items made from animals, including, but not limited to, endangered species and exotic animals
    3. Human beings, human remains and body parts
  4. Counterfeit & Replica Items
    1. Counterfeit items
    2. Items that infringe copyright laws including, but not limited to, unauthorized sales of eBooks
  5. Weapons
    1. Knives, Swords and Hand Weapons, unless used for non-lethal sports or display/dress-up purposes
    2. Firearms, Imitation Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives, unless determined to be toy weapons/ammunition or used for sporting purposes
    3. Others (e.g. Tasers)
  6. Illegal Items or Encouraging Illegal Activity
    1. Stolen or illegal goods
    2. Re-sale of mobile numbers
    3. Items or listings that promote, support or seek to engage users in illegal activity
  7. Intangible Items
    1. Services
    2. Virtual items including, but not limited to, game currency, game items and game accounts/characters
  8. Medical & Healthcare Items
    1. Health supplements
    2. Contact Lenses (both powered and non-powered) and other optometry products
    3. Medicine, medicinal instruments and items with objectionable medical claims
    4. Injectable health/cosmetic substances
  9. Offensive Materials
    1. Items or listings that promote, support or glorify acts of violence
    2. Items or listings that seek to shame fellow Carousell members and/or reveal personal information of fellow Carousell members
    3. Items or listings that promote, support or glorify hatred and seek to discriminate and/or demean on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, disability or sexual orientation
  10. Others
    1. Recalled items
    2. Unauthorized resale of tickets
    3. Multi-Level-Marketing and related products

B. Items Restricted on Carousell

The following items are allowed to be sold on Carousell, as long as they fulfill the specified requirements.

  1. Consumable Items
    1. Items that fall under any of the following are strictly prohibited:
      • Food with medicinal or health claims
      • Food containing prohibited substances
      • Food containing substances in excess of permitted proportions
      • Food unfit for human consumption
      • Perishable Food (e.g. Fruits and Vegetables, Dairy Products, Frozen Meat)
      • Infant Formulae
    2. For all other consumable items, they must adhere to all of the following criteria:
      • Product is sealed or packaged
      • Product has food label(s) with an ingredient list that is readable and accurate
      • Expiration date is clearly printed and stated on the product packaging
  2. Rentals
    1. Listings advertising rental services, excluding property and vehicle rentals
  3. Controlled Goods that are affixed with the SAFETY Mark

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