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Restricted products

In this page you will learn which products are restricted from sale on Amazon.

We take product safety and these restrictions very seriously. Sellers should carefully review the "Examples of Permitted and Prohibited Listings" sections in each Restricted Product category before listing a product. If you sell a Restricted Product, we may immediately suspend or terminate your selling privileges and destroy inventory in our fulfilment centres without reimbursement. In addition, if we determine that a seller's account has been used to engage in illegal activity, remittances and payments may be withheld or forfeited. The sale of illegal or unsafe products can also lead to legal action, including civil and criminal penalties.

We are constantly innovating on behalf of our customers and working with regulators, third-party experts, vendors, and sellers to improve the ways we detect and prevent illegal and unsafe products from reaching our marketplace. We work hard on this issue every day because we know that our customers trust that they are buying safe and legal products when they shop on Amazon. Amazon encourages you to report listings that violate Amazon's policies or applicable law by contacting Seller Support. We will investigate each report thoroughly and take any appropriate actions.

Additional related policies

Certain categories require you to obtain pre-approval from Amazon before listing in those categories. If you are listing products that are prohibited in certain Canadian jurisdictions, you must inform customers in the listing conditions of such shipping restrictions. Such products are not eligible for FBA. In addition, there are restrictions on the import and export of many products. If you wish to list items for international purchase, you are responsible for conducting proper research to ensure that the items listed comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Examples of permitted and prohibited listings

The examples provided in these Help pages are not all-inclusive and are provided solely as an informational guide. We encourage you to consult with your legal counsel if you have questions about the laws and regulations concerning your products. Even where a product is listed as an "Example of Permitted Listings," all products and listings must also comply with applicable laws. In addition, any links provided are for informational purposes only, and Amazon does not warrant the accuracy of any information provided in these links.

Additional information and resources for sellers are available on our Restricted Products policy page.

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