Lazada removes listings of Taser-like items from site

A search on Lazada's website on Sunday found at least 12 separate listings of the items, labelled as "heavy duty gear flashlight(s)", being sold for between $11 and $14. The listings did not clearly specify the charge the products can deliver, but ph
A search on Lazada's website on Sunday found at least 12 separate listings of the items, labelled as "heavy duty gear flashlight(s)", being sold for between $11 and $14. The listings did not clearly specify the charge the products can deliver, but photos of the items showed the words "25000K VOLT" on them.PHOTO: LAZADA

Items on online marketplace resembled Tasers, deemed controlled items and subject to Arms and Explosives Act

E-commerce company Lazada said it has removed several "suspicious" Taser-like items from its online marketplace after these were spotted.

A picture of the items appeared briefly on Facebook page Kiasu Memes For Singaporean Teens before it was removed.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 12, 2018, with the headline 'Lazada removes listings of Taser-like items from site'. Print Edition | Subscribe