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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.

Radio frequency devices

In the United States, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) regulates electronic devices that can emit radio frequency energy (“radio frequency devices,” or “RF devices”). These devices have the potential to interfere with authorized radio communications, and must be authorized under the appropriate FCC procedure before they can be marketed, imported, or used in the United States.

Examples of devices that require FCC authorization include, but are not limited to:

  • Wi-Fi devices
  • Bluetooth devices
  • Mobile phones
  • Electronic tablets and other devices with cellular connectivity
  • Two-way radios and walkie talkies
  • Automatic identification system (AIS) devices
  • Broadcast transmitters
  • Signal boosters

RF devices offered for sale on Amazon must be authorized using the appropriate FCC equipment authorization procedure. For more information, please see and

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

  • Radio frequency devices that have been certified by the FCC
  • Low-power radio transmitters
  • Extended coverage high frequency transceivers
  • 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

  • Radio frequency devices that require FCC certification but have not yet been FCC certified
  • Signal boosters intended for use in large industrial or commercial spaces, such as warehouses, stadiums, airports, office buildings, hospitals, tunnels, and educational campuses
  • Automatic identification system (AIS) devices designed or intended for purposes other than marine navigation safety communications, such as tracking fishing nets
  • 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
    • Wi-Fi jammers
    • Radar shifters
  • Products designed to intentionally block, jam or interfere with police radar or laser signals, such as:
    • Laser shifters
    • 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)

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Last updated 10/25/2019

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