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New restrictions on appliance sales to California in 2023

by News_Amazon

The California Energy Commission (CEC) requires that regulated appliances must meet minimum appliance energy efficiency standards and are registered in the Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System (MAEDbS) with accurate information, including brand name, manufacturer name, and model numbers.

On February 6, 2023, we’ll start to restrict the sale of products to California that are not registered in the MAEDbS in the following categories:

  • Lightbulbs
  • Pool Products & Portable Spa Products
  • Portable Air Conditioners
  • Computers and Monitors

Any products that you sell in these categories will still be available for sale on Amazon; however, they won’t be available for sale into California until you properly register them with the CEC’s MAEDbS. Once we confirm your products have been registered, your listings will be automatically re-instated for sale into California.

For more information on the product types that require MAEDbS registration, go to California Energy Commission (CEC).

To ask our subject matter experts questions about this CEC policy, join our Ask Amazon Forum event on November 17, 2022.

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Seller_T5Mv3ZCUSh7Zl
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California, please stop being so daft.

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Seller_ccuXexAuCUHoi
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Here’s an idea, Amazon: Allow sellers to refuse to sell ANYTHING in California. The amount of red tape, regulations, and BS we have to jump through is total nonsense and not worth our time.

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Seller_tGfMnoKCaqTnA
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It would be funny if you could no longer buy light bulbs or computers within California due to no manufacture willing to comply. That would teach em.

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Seller_rRA5EhIMX7fGg
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Aww. Look at all of the sour folks complaining about California customers, whilst promoting your businesses on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn - all California-based corporations. You’re sure enjoying the consumer privacy protections we troublesome Californians have put out there for you, and the money our economy sends to your seller account from our millions of consumers. I’m sure blacklisting all California buyers sounds like fun, but go check out your seller reports and see how much of your income is coming from California buyers.

I highly recommend checking out Bill Maze’s proposal for how California should be split. It makes a lot more since than splitting California N/S. Too bad it didn’t gain momentum.

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Seller_ulvJ9NP2UvtBV
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What is the “Ask Amazon Forum event?”

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Seller_jceOzRHLPQ3DZ
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lol, when is Amazon going to catch up and allow us to turn off sales to California on items we choose?

It’s a rhetorical question, I already know they will never allow that because California would become an “Amazon desert” for 3rd party sales overnight.

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Jim_Amazon
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Hi All,

Closing this thread as it’s gone off topic from the initial news announcement!

Jim

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Jim_Amazon
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Dropping in the announcement in reference to our Ask Amazon event happening on November 17th!

@Escalade I saw you asked about it!

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Blake_Amazon
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Hi sellers, thanks for commenting on this post regarding the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) regulations. I wanted to circle back and let you know that the Product Assurance team is available for questions in our Ask Amazon thread, happening now until 5pm PST. Please head over to this thread (New Forum Experience Link) (Original Forum Link) to join in on the conversation, ask our Product Assurance team your questions, and share your experiences/learnings.

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