Wish deleted from the French web: 90% of its electrical products are considered “dangerous”

Wish will disappear from Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo and others. The repression of fraud ordered the delisting of the site on search engines because of the presence of very many dangerous products.

This is a big blow for Wish. The bargain site filled with more or less useful products at very low prices will soon be dereferenced from French search engines and removed from the various mobile application stores. This follows an investigation by the DGCCRF whose conclusions were made public on November 24, 2021.

Wish disappears from Google, Bing and others

The site is accused of selling products that do not meet safety standards and of failing to act to prevent the proliferation of products of questionable quality. The fraud crackdown analyzed 140 accessories sold on Wish and estimated that “ 90% of electrical devices analyzed were considered dangerous Can create, among other things, fires. 62% of jewelry and 45% of toys were in the same category. According to Bruno Le Maire, which was explained on the subject on November 24 on France Info, some of its objects are considered risky ” for the health of our children ” Due to ” pieces that can come off Then be ingested.

This November 24, Wish is still accessible via Google // Source: Numerama screenshot

This survey is part of a broader approach by the DGCCRF which has been attacking online marketplaces for a few months and noted “ the presence of 60% of non-compliant products on various platforms, of which 32% were dangerous. »

According to The Parisian, this ban from search engines and application stores will be effective from next week. Google, Bing or Apple will have to comply. It will still be possible to access Wish by typing the URL directly into your web browser, but search engines will no longer list the site with a “Wish” search and will no longer return products on the platform.

Wish soon inaccessible in France?

Wish is therefore not erased from the surface of the French web, but it is just like. Unless you voluntarily go shopping on the site, it will no longer be possible to access the platform. The government does not refrain from completely blocking access to the site in the future, but prefers to adopt a response ” graduated “For the moment, indicates Le Parisien.

On Twitter, Secretary of State for Digital Cédric O welcomed this decision ” historical and indispensable », Explaining that he« there is no online impunity “. Same speech from the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire, who explained that ” digital is not above the law And that online commerce does not obey different rules than physical commerce.

WIsh had been alerted by the DGCCRF two months ago of the presence of dangerous products. As the site did not provide a satisfactory response, contenting itself with deleting certain listings, without checking that it did not reappear afterwards, the crackdown on fraud was therefore sanctioned. The site is also subject to legal proceedings for “deceptive marketing practices »And risks a fine of up to 10% of its turnover.

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