The Central Consumer Protection Authority, CCPA has issued safety notice to alert consumers against the purchase of acid on e-commerce platforms. The CCPA, being the watchdog of consumer interest in India, has come across the sale of highly corrosive acids on e-commerce platforms. 

Consumer Affairs Ministry said in a statement that the availability of hazardous acids in such an easily accessible

manner can be dangerous and unsafe for consumers and the public at large. E-commerce platforms have been asked to implement appropriate mechanisms to prevent the sale of acid in violation of mandatory requirements. Measures may include taking a separate undertaking from the seller, mandating the upload of Photo ID, recording the purpose of procuring acid before purchase.

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