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Hand-supported hair dryers

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.

Hand-supported hair dryers covered by this policy

A hand-supported hair dryer is an electrical appliance that is intended to be held with one hand during use, and that creates a flow of air over or through a self-contained heating element for the purpose of drying hair. Examples include, but are not limited to, hand-supported hair dryers, blower-stylers, styler-dryers, heated air combs, heated-air hair curlers, curling iron-hair dryer combinations, wall-hung hand-supported hair dryers, and hand units of wall-mounted hand-supported hair dryers.

Our policy for hand-supported hair dryers

Hand-supported hair dryers that do not have immersion protection plugs are prohibited for sale on Amazon stores. Amazon requires that all hand-supported hair dryers have been tested to and comply with the specific regulation or standard requirements listed below:

Product Regulation/Standard requirements
Hand-supported hair dryers that do not have immersion protection plugs Prohibited for sale on Amazon
Hand-supported hair dryers that have an immersion protection plug
  • UL 859 (Standard for Household Electric Personal Grooming Appliances); or
  • UL 1727 (Commercial Electric Personal Grooming Appliances)

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 hand-supported hair dryers that you list
  • Images of the product and product packaging, as applicable, for all hand-supported hair dryers that you list. Images must include all sides of the product and product packaging for our review
  • Product images as evidence of compliance with immersion protection plug (also known as GFCI plug) requirements
  • Product images or test report as evidence of compliance with warning and hazard labels, as applicable
  • Any product instructions and manuals for all hand-supported hair dryers that you list
  • Test reports from an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory confirming each product was tested to applicable requirements and standards listed above

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 you are contacted by us 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 that are sufficient to demonstrate that the product tested is the same as the product listed on the detail page.

Policy violations

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

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

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 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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