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FBA Prohibited Products

It is your responsibility to know whether or not the products you are shipping are regulated as hazardous products. Hazardous materials that are shipped to Amazon fulfilment centres may be subject to disposal without reimbursement, even if they have not been previously identified by Amazon as hazardous products.

Important: Failure to comply with FBA product preparation requirements, safety requirements, and product restrictions may result in the refusal, disposal, or return of inventory, the blocking of future shipments, or an additional charge for additional preparation or noncompliance.

Certain products may be eligible for sale on the Amazon, but are not eligible for Fulfilment by Amazon. The following products cannot be sold through Fulfilment by Amazon:

  • Products regulated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), such as controlled substances and listed chemicals and their derivatives as designated by the DEA
  • Any device, drug, dietary supplement or similar substance that requires a prescription or a medical professional's supervision or direction for their use
  • Products prohibited by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Plants that are not permitted for sale in all U.S. jurisdictions or are not double packaged to discourage infestation by pests
  • Any product that cannot be lawfully sold and distributed in all US jurisdictions, including radar detectors, foie gras, baby crib bumpers, airsoft guns, and throwing knives
  • Vehicle tires
  • Gift cards, gift certificates and other stored value instruments
  • Products with unauthorized marketing materials (e.g., pamphlets, price-tags, or other non-Amazon stickers)
    Note: Amazon will not accept pre-priced labels or products.
  • Products that are larger than 144 inches by 96 inches by 96 inches or weigh more than 150 pounds
  • Products that require prep that have not been prepped according to FBA Packaging and Prep Requirements
  • Loose packaged batteries
  • Damaged or defective units
    Note: Used condition products may have damage as long as the product is labelled with the appropriate condition.
  • Products with labels that were not properly registered with Amazon before shipment or that do not match the product that was registered.
  • Products that do not comply with any agreement between Amazon and the seller
  • Products that have been illegally replicated, reproduced, or manufactured
  • We reserve the rights to destroy and to deny removal requests for any inventory identified as counterfeit.
  • Products that Amazon otherwise determines are unsuitable
  • Products prohibited for sale on Amazon

    For more information, see Amazon Restricted Products.

  • Cigars, cigarettes, dipping tobacco, e-cigarettes, or other tobacco products
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Guns (excluding cap guns), gun parts, gun kits (excluding model gun kits for model guns that are not capable of firing any ammunition), mace, and black powder and other types of ammunition (excluding bb bullets, caps, and air gun balls)
  • A live animal of any kind, including insects
  • Products that are subject to a product recall

To learn more about policies and requirements regarding product Amazon and FBA requirements and restrictions, see:

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