Sell on Amazon Sign in
We have consolidated our help content into one location on Seller Central.
This article applies to selling in: United States

Electronics

Important: If you supply products for sale on Amazon, you must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings.

Streaming media players

Products offered for sale on Amazon should not promote, suggest the facilitation of, or actively enable the infringement of or unauthorized access to digital media or other protected content. Any streaming media player or other device that violates this policy is prohibited from sale on Amazon.

It is your responsibility to source and sell products that do not promote, promise the facilitation of, or actively enable the infringement of or unauthorized access to digital media or other protected content. If you sell these products, we may immediately suspend or terminate your selling privileges and destroy inventory in our fulfillment centers without reimbursement. In addition, if we determine that your account has been used to engage in fraud or other illegal activity, remittances and payments may be withheld or forfeited.

Examples of permitted listings

  • Radar detectors certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Scanning receivers and radios certified by the FCC
  • Low-power radio transmitters
  • Extended coverage high frequency transceivers
  • Cordless telephones certified by the FCC
  • Class I lasers (such as CD players), Class IM lasers (such as DVD players), Class II lasers (e.g. bar code scanners - limited to 1 mW), and Non-handheld Class 3R lasers (for example, certain laser light show projectors limited to 5 mW and under and bore sights and gun sight lasers)
  • Video game controllers that modify rather than replace existing technology in a video game

Examples of prohibited listings

  • Products intended to affect traffic signals
  • Products where the serial number has been removed or altered
  • Power amplifiers used with CB radios
  • Products designed to intentionally block, jam or interfere with licensed or authorized radio communications, such as:
    • Cell jammers
    • GPS jammers
    • GPS repeaters
    • Laser jammers
    • PCS jammers
    • Radar jammers
    • WiFi jammers
    • Radar shifters
  • Products that descramble, or gain access to cable or satellite television without permission, such as:
    • Blocker devices
    • Hardware or Software DSS Emulators
    • Listings for information or guides on "how to" de-scramble cable or satellite television without permission
    • Programmed Smart Cards
    • Smart Card programmers and un-loopers
  • Products that incorporate Class IIIB lasers (such as laser light show projectors that have accessible emissions above 5mW) and Class IV lasers (such as industrial lasers)
  • Children's toys that incorporate Class II lasers or higher
  • Video game controllers (including cards or other devices) that replace existing technology in a video game
  • DVD duplicators that bypass copyright protections
  • Blu-ray players that have been modified to disable region coding
  • Any cell phone that was originally locked to a cell phone carrier and has been manually unlocked to work with other carriers (such as jailbroken iPhones, unlock codes for Blackberry)
  • Cell phone unlocking devices
  • Cell phones with bad electronic serial numbers (ESNs)
  • Micro SIM cards modified from standard size SIM cards
  • Any holiday light and/or decorative outfit product that is not compliant with 16 CFR 1120.3(c)
  • Any extension cord product that is not compliant with 16 CFR 1120.3(d)
  • Certain streaming media players, voice assistant devices, and related accessories.
  • Any USB-C (or USB Type-C) cable or adapter product that is not compliant with standard specifications issued by “USB Implementers Forum Inc.”
  • Audiobook players and accessories produced by The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (“NLS”). These products bear an imprint stating “Property of U.S. Government” and the official seal of the Library of Congress. Instructions for returning these materials to the NLS are found here.
  • Cylindrical lithium ion cell battery types: 14500, 16340, 18650, 20700, 21700, and 26650
  • Wireless microphones that operate in the 600 MHz Band (617-652 MHz and 663-698 MHz) or 700 MHz Band (698-806 MHz)

Related pages

Additional useful information

Last updated 10/16/2018

Sign in to use the tool and get personalized help (desktop browser required). Sign in


Was this article helpful?
Thank you for your feedback
What can we improve? (Optional)
1000
What was helpful?
1000
Thanks again for your help!
Thank you for your feedback. If you have more questions, please Contact Us.

Reach Hundreds of Millions of Customers

Start Selling On Amazon