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Human body parts policy

Human body parts or items containing body parts are not allowed.

This policy was updated on 18 December 2023. Our policy guidelines have not changed, but the information about activity that doesn't follow this policy has been updated for clarity.

We don't allow the sale of human bodies, body parts or products made from the human body on eBay.

What is the policy?

  • Used funeral items like urns are not allowed
  • Human body parts or items containing body parts are not allowed, including first class relics
    • As an exception, items containing human scalp hair are allowed (such as lockets or wigs)

Activity on eBay is required to follow this policy, the eBay User Agreement and all applicable laws, as well as respect the rights of third parties. If it doesn't, eBay may take action consistent with applicable laws and the eBay User Agreement, and may even be legally required to do so. Such actions may include, as an example only: Removing the listing or other content, issuing a warning, restricting activity or account suspension.

Visit Seller Help - opens in new window or tab to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.

Why does eBay have this policy?

This rule helps ensure that important government regulations are followed.

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