Action required for radio frequency device listings on Amazon.com


#1

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.


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#2

When are you going to start protecting sellers? Enhance the seller experience?

:thinking:


#3

This may affect some products you offer or have previously offered.

Words mean things. If a seller does not, and has never sold a product that emits a radio frequency then they will not be affected.


#4

Of course we all know Amazon will start taking down “radio flyer” wagons for not having FCC permits.
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And everything made by RadioShack.


#5

I for one think is great news! Too long have sellers of radio transmitting devices been running rampant on Amazon.


#6

Will every seller of every listing be required to produce identical documentation? Or is it enough that only the listing itself has the proper info?

Any time this has happened in the past (see Lithium Ion Battery test results), sellers have been asked to reach out to brands, who are totally unwilling to provide similar internal confidential documents.


#7

Come on you know the answer… :slight_smile:


#8

Whats an example product?


#9
  • LED lights
  • Fluorescent Lights
  • AC/DC Motors
  • Telephones
  • Garage Door Openers
  • Wi-fi Devices
  • Bluetooth Devices
  • Arc Wielders
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Lighting ballasts
  • Power Tools

#10

Thank goodness, I can’t even count the number of times I have wanted to buy a cordless drill and and the seller not only didn’t provide the FCC Radio Frequency Emission Compliance Authorization but was rude when I requested it!


#11

Or worse the local church that bought 24V LED light strings from China on Amazon to add indirect lighting and disabled the community’s digital emergency services radios (Police, Fire, Paramedics) within a half mile radius every Sunday from 9:00am till 1:00pm.


#12

Exactly how do we do that? When the toothpaste that I am selling gets erroneously categorized as an emitter of radio frequencies, how do I prove that it is not?

BTW, I’m not joking. It is going to happen to somebody.


#13

You will need the independent lab test results to demonstrate that the device falls below the regulated levels.

If a non-electric product gets flagged, silk panties for example…

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But it will not be painless.


#15

@Moderator_Amazon Can we confirmation that these Radio Emitting devices will also be required to submit a certification?

“Examples include: coffee pots, wrist watches, cash registers, personal computers, printers, telephones, garage door receivers, wireless temperature probe receiver, RF universal remote control and thousands of other types of common electronic-electrical equipment that rely on digital technology.”


#16

I don’t think we need a mod to intervene, the policy clearly states:

If you are unable to supply the appropriate FCC certification number to Amazon, you will need to supply certification that it is exempt.


#17

I think we all just want some clarification if Amazon policy includes or does not include " UNINTENTIONAL RADIATORS (Part 15, Subpart s B and G)" Since this is the reference page they gave us.


#18

Yes, either a Certification or SDoC will be required for unintentional radiators.

§15.101 Equipment authorization of unintentional radiators.

(a) Except as otherwise exempted in §§15.23, 15.103, and 15.113, unintentional radiators shall be authorized prior to the initiation of marketing, pursuant to the procedures for certification or Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) given in subpart J of part 2 of this chapter


#19

YES.


#20

Do remote control cars (27mhz) or 2.4G count?


#21

Modems,wireless extenders,CB radios.