This article was originally published February 1, 2021, and it has been adjusted to reflect a new estimated date for this change.
As part of our ongoing efforts to protect our customers and enhance the customer experience, Amazon is updating the requirements to offer radio frequency devices. This will affect some products you offer or have previously offered.
At the end of February 2021,Starting in Q2 2021, in order to create new listings or update existing listings of radio frequency devices you will need to fill in the FCC Radio Frequency Emission Compliance attribute. In the attribute, you must do one of the following:
- Provide evidence of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorization – either an FCC certification number or contact information for the Responsible Party, as defined by the FCC.
- Certify that the product is exempt from FCC requirements.
As a reminder, per Amazon policy, all radio frequency devices must comply with FCC regulations and all applicable state and local laws, including registration and labeling requirements. Amazon also requires you to provide accurate information about your products on the product detail page.
You may not be aware that you are selling products the FCC considers radio frequency devices. The FCC broadly classifies as radio frequency devices any electronic or electrical product that is capable of emitting radio frequency energy. According to the FCC, almost all electronic or electrical products are capable of emitting radio frequency energy. Examples of products that are regulated by the FCC as radio frequency devices include, but are not limited to: Wi-Fi devices, Bluetooth devices, radios, broadcast transmitters, signal boosters, and devices with cellular technology. FCC guidance on what is considered a radio frequency device can be found on the Equipment Authorization – RF Device page on the FCC website.
We will follow-up with additional information, including a help page, closer to attribute launch.
For more information, see Amazon’s Radio Frequency Devices policy. You can also bookmark this article for future reference.