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Listing Restrictions That Require Statements or Disclosures

Category Restrictions
California Air Resources Board Listings for products that are subject to California air pollution regulations, such as engines, aftermarket auto parts, catalytic converters, air cleaners, consumer products, and gas cans, should include the applicable Executive Order number or certification permitting sale into California. If not compliant with California Air Resources Board regulations, the products are subject to removal. For more information, see the California Air Resources Board. See also
California Health and Safety Code, section 25982 See listing restrictions underAnimals & Animal Products .
California Proposition 65 Listings must comply with California's Proposition 65, which requires notice to California customers of products that contain chemicals on California's list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. Listings for products containing chemicals on California's list must link to the About California Proposition 65 page. For more information, see the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Proposition 65.
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) Listings of certain toys or games that contain small parts and are intended for use by children must include a CPSIA-specified statement regarding choking hazards. See our CPSIA Choking Hazard Warnings and Material Content Limits page for information on how to provide the required warnings. For more information, see the CPSIA Labeling Rule.
Energy Labeling Rule Listings must comply with the federal Energy Labeling Rule, which generally requires that sellers display (i) yellow EnergyGuide labels on detail pages for certain appliances, (ii) white Lighting Facts labels on detail pages for certain lighting products, (iii) an energy icon (an encircled capital letter "E") on detail pages for certain lighting products, and (iv) water use information on detail pages for certain plumbing products. If you list an offer on a product that falls under the Energy Labeling Rule, it's your responsibility to ensure the proper label, icon, or water use information is displayed on the detail page. Contact the product manufacturer or private labeler to obtain the proper label, icon, or water use information to comply with the Energy Labeling Rule. SeeEnergy Labeling Rule for instructions on how to upload the required label, icon or water use information for display on your product detail pages.

For more information on the Energy Labeling Rule see:

Over-the-Counter Drugs, Dietary Supplements and Food Listings for over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, dietary supplements, and food may not be false or misleading. A claim that an OTC drug diagnoses, cures, mitigates, treats or prevents diseases may not be used unless it is permitted under (i) a rule published by the Food and Drug Administration; (ii) the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act Regulations; or (iii) an approved New Drug Application. Listings for dietary supplements and food may not claim to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat or prevent diseases unless approved by the Food and Drug Administration. For more information regarding claims about diseases, see the Food and Drug Administration's Small Entity Compliance Guides. Additionally, listings for dietary supplements that imply or are otherwise likely to lead customers to believe that a listed product has undergone a review by the Food and Drug Administration must contain the following disclaimer: "This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease." For more information about the marketing of dietary supplements, see the Federal Trade Commission's Dietary Supplements: An Advertising Guide for Industry.

For more information, see the Dietary Supplements page, the Food page, and the Drugs pageon the Food and Drug Administration's website.

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Remember that products requiring a prescription are prohibited.

Textile Product Descriptions Listings for textile products (for example clothing, tablecloths, and towels) must comply with the Textile Products Identification Act (the "Textile Act"), which requires the following disclosures, among others:
  • whether the product was (i) Made in the U.S.A; (ii) Imported; (iii) Made in the U.S.A or Imported; or (iv) Made in the U.S.A and Imported. If the product is manufactured in both the U.S.A and abroad, select "Made in the U.S.A or Imported"; if the product is assembled in the U.S.A with imported materials, select "Made in the U.S.A and Imported." The information regarding country of origin should match the product's label.
  • the generic names and percentages by weight of the fibers present in the product in an amount of 5 percent or more in order of predominance using generic fiber names recognized by the Federal Trade Commission. The use of non-generic fiber names, unless specifically recognized by the Federal Trade Commission, is not permitted. For example, you may not refer to your textile product as "bamboo" or "soy" unless appropriately qualified by their respective generic names, rayon or viscose for bamboo and azlon for soy (e.g., rayon derived from bamboo, azlon derived from soy, etc.). The fiber content should match the product's label.

For more information, see Threading Your Way Through the Labeling Requirements Under the Textile and Wool Act, the Textile Act and the Textile Act Regulations.

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If you list textile products and your category-specific feed template does not include attribute fields for submitting the required disclosures, upload the necessary information using the "Additional Product Information" Inventory File Template or XSD or by using the Add a Product tool.

Upholstered Furniture, Bedding and Mattress Labeling; and Selling Partner licensing requirements

In addition to federal disclosure requirements, listings of upholstered furniture, bedding, and mattress products must comply with state laws governing the content labeling of such products. These labeling laws vary by state, and may specify requirements for (among other things):

  • Minimum label and font size.
  • Proper description of filler materials, including the percent by weight of each, listed in order of predominance.
  • Additional information, such as a Uniform Registry Number (URN) or sterilization permit number.

Selling partners must also comply with state registration requirements applicable to manufacturers, wholesalers, importers, and distributors of furniture, bedding, and mattress products.

As examples of state disclosure and registration requirements, guidance on the Utah program is available here and guidance on the California program is available here. An effective compliance program should consider a state by state analysis of the local labeling, licensing, and registration requirements for all states where your products are sold.

Wearable Animal Fur Product Descriptions Listings for wearable animal fur products must comply with the Fur Products Labeling Act (the "Fur Act"), which requires the following disclosures (among others):
  • the name of animal or animals that produced the fur;
  • the fur country of origin preceded by the words "Fur Origin" (for example, "Fur Origin: Russia"); and
  • if applicable,
    • a statement that the product contains used or damaged fur,
    • a statement that the fur is natural, bleached, dyed, artificially colored, pointed, or otherwise treated, or
    • a statement that the fur is composed wholly or partially of paws, tails, bellies, waste fur, or other scrap pieces.

Products made to resemble animal furs and skins, but which are not made from those animals, must include in the title and description that the item is not "genuine". For example, imitation wearable animal fur must state that the fur is "faux" fur or "synthetic" fur. For more information, see the Federal Trade Commission's How to Comply with the Fur Products Labeling Act, the Fur Act, and the Fur Act Regulations.

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If you list wearable animal fur products and your category-specific feed template does not include attribute fields for submitting the required disclosures, upload the necessary information using the "Additional Product Information" Inventory File Template or XSD or by using the Add a Product tool.

Wool Product Descriptions Listings for wool products (items made of wool or recycled wool, which includes fibers from sheep or lamb fleece, Angora or Cashmere goat hair, camel hair, alpaca hair, llama hair, and vicuna hair) must comply with the Wool Products Labeling Act (the "Wool Act"), which requires the following disclosures (among others):
  • whether the product was (i) Made in the U.S.A; (ii) Imported; (iii) Made in the U.S.A or Imported; or (iv) Made in the U.S.A and Imported. If the product is manufactured in both the U.S.A and abroad, select "Made in the U.S.A or Imported"; if the product is assembled in the U.S.A with imported materials, select "Made in the U.S.A and Imported". The information regarding country of origin should match the product's label.
  • the generic names and percentages by weight of the fibers present in the product in descending order of predominance (including non-wool textile fibers). The use of non-generic fiber names, unless specifically recognized by the Federal Trade Commission, is not permitted. For example, you may not refer to your wool product as "pashmina"(which is not a recognized generic fiber name), but should instead use the appropriate generic name for the fiber (such as cashmere, wool, and so on). The fiber content should match the product's label.

For more information, see Threading Your Way Through the Labeling Requirements Under the Textile and Wool Act, the Wool Act, and the Wool Act Regulations.

See also

If you list wool products and your category-specific feed template does not include attribute fields for submitting the required disclosures, upload the necessary information using the "Additional Product Information" Inventory File Template or XSD, or by using the Add a Product tool.

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