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Emergency contraceptives

If you list products on our store, you must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and our policies applicable to those products and product listings, including this policy.

Emergency contraceptives covered by this policy

Emergency contraceptives are oral, over-the-counter (OTC) drug that are used to prevent pregnancy after a contraceptive device fails or after unprotected sex. Emergency contraceptive pills are also known as post-coital pills or morning-after pills. Active ingredients in emergency contraceptives include levonorgestrel, and sold dosages often including either two pills at 0.75 mg each or one pill at 1.5 mg.

Our policy for emergency contraceptives

Amazon requires that all emergency contraceptives have been tested to and comply with the specific regulatory requirements listed below:

Product Regulation/Standard requirements
Emergency contraceptives
  • 16 CFR Part 1700 (Poison Prevention Packaging Act); and
  • 21 CFR 201 Subpart C (Labeling Requirements for Over-the-Counter Drugs); and
  • 21 CFR 207 Subpart C (National Drug Code)

Required information

We may request this information from you at any time, so we recommend that you have it easily accessible:

  • Your company name (if applicable) and seller ID
  • Your contact information: email address and phone number
  • A list of all emergency contraceptives that you list
  • Product packaging and label images for all emergency contraceptives that you list
    • Product images must show all sides of the product packaging
    • Product images and detail page content must comply with Amazon’s policy for OTC drugs. For more information on this specific policy and our requirements, go to Amazon’s policy on drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • A General Certificate of Conformity (GCC) for all emergency contraceptives that you are applying to list
  • Test reports from an ISO 17025 accredited lab that confirm that each product was tested to and meets the requirements of 16 CFR Part 1700 (Poison Prevention Packaging Act)

Some labs provide special Amazon rates for testing. To find more information about these providers, visit the Service Provider Network.

How to submit information

If we contact you for compliance documents, complete the following steps to submit the requested information:

  1. In Seller Central, select the Performance tab, and choose Account health.
  2. Under Product compliance requests in the bottom right corner of the page, click Documentation requests.
  3. Click Provide documentation or appeal next to the product.
  4. Select No to upload documents.
  5. Follow the steps in the Submit required documents section.

Note: Test Reports must contain images of the tested products, including packaging, compliance markings, and warning labels if applicable. The product images on the test reports must show the same product as the product images on the detail page.

Policy violations

If you do not provide the required information by the applicable deadline, we may:

  • Remove the relevant product listings
  • Suspend your ability to add new products, your listing privileges, or both
  • Withhold any payments due to you
  • Pursue legal action

We reserve the right to take any further actions that may be necessary in our sole discretion.

Additional resources

Disclaimer: The information provided on this page, and anywhere else on this website, does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. All information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.

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