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FBA prohibited products

Substances regulated by the Narcotics Act

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

Important: Failure to comply with FBA product preparation requirements, safety requirements and product restrictions may result in the refusal, disposal or return of inventory at your expense, the blocking of future shipments to the fulfillment center, charges for additional preparation or for non-compliance, the suspension or your selling privileges, or regulatory fines. Certain products may be eligible for sale on Amazon, but are not eligible for Fulfillment by Amazon. It is your responsibility to ensure that the products you send to us comply with all applicable legal regulations and are approved for sale in the countries in which you wish to list your products.

The following products cannot be shipped with FBA:

  • Cigars, cigarettes, or other tobacco products, and products containing nicotine
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Products with a storage temperature indicated on the packaging that is not between + 10 ° C and + 30 ° C
  • Firearms (rifles and handguns), firearm parts, firearm kits (with the exception of model firearms that are unable to shoot ammunition), anti-aggression spray devices, gunpowder and other types of ammunition, and air guns with greater than 0.5 joules of power
  • Bows with a power greater than 45 pounds
  • All devices, medications, and nutritional and dietary supplements, or similar substances that cannot be sold in France without a prescription, or products that are prohibited by the Code of Public Health
  • Cards and gift certificates, as well as other instruments with a registered value
  • DVDs that are not DVD zone 2 and Blu-ray discs that are not region B discs

Product units that cannot be processed

All product units that fall under at least one of the following points cannot be processed by Fulfillment by Amazon and are therefore similarly prohibited:

  • Any product that is greater than the maximum dimensions and weight criteria listed in the following table:
    Store UK DE FR IT ES Other stores
    Length 300 cm 300 cm 300 cm 300 cm 300 cm 175 cm
    Weight 140 kg 150 kg 300 kg 140 kg 40 kg 31 kg
    Girth (Length + 2 x Width + 2 x Height) N/A N/A 662 cm 800 cm 800 cm 360 cm
  • The product may result in a shipment that Amazon reasonably designates as requiring LTL carrier handling
  • Is a liquid item in packaging containing greater than 1 liter or not having secure, sturdy closures that can withstand the stress of direct to customer fulfillment
  • Consists of pellets and granular items that are not packaged in leak-proof containers able to withstand the vigorous shake and drop test (drop from a height of 125 cm)
  • Any sharp product that is packaged so that blades or points are exposed at any time throughout the fulfilment process
  • Is a live animal of any kind
  • Is a plant whose sale is prohibited in France or in other countries in the EU, or which has not been prepared with double packaging to avoid infestation by parasites
  • Food or beverages, unless you as a seller have already acquired special authorization to sell foodstuffs on Fulfillment by Amazon. Please contact Seller Support if you are interested in obtaining an authorization for this program.
  • Has an expiration date or "Period after Opening" (PAO) symbol and is stickerless, commingled inventory
    Important: Products which expire or may deteriorate over time cannot be commingled and must have FBA labels. For more about FBA label requirements, please refer to the FBA "Labeled Inventory" help page. Items must be lot-controlled and the remaining shelf-life must be greater than 18 months from the time of receipt by Amazon. Products that are within 50 days of the expiration date will be removed for disposal by Amazon. Destroyed items will not be available for return to the seller. Products with an expiration date must be labeled.
  • Has a lot-control number and is an item that requires labeling
    Note: Items with lot-control numbers must be commingled and cannot have labels except the original manufacturer’s barcode.
  • Amazon cannot accept any product that is regulated as a dangerous good or hazardous material (HAZMAT) by any of the following: Directive 1999/45/EC concerning the classification, packaging and labeling of dangerous preparations; Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures; the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG-Code); the International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR); United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods; Article L4411-1 of the Labor Code concerning work safety, the manufacture, marketing, sale, importation, sale for any reason whatsoever and the use of hazardous substances and mixtures for workers; Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market, and repealing Council Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC; Directive 2009/128/CE establishing a framework for Community action to achieve pesticide use compatible with sustainable development or Regulation (EU) n°528/2012 concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products. Such products include substances that contain compressed gas, chemicals that are potentially explosive, flammable, corrosive, toxic, radioactive, magnetic, in either gaseous, liquid or solid (including powder) form, with the exception of lithium battery products. Check the current regulations by visiting the hazardous materials section on the transport ministry website. In addition, we do not accept products that require cleaning, treatment, recycling or special storage processes, or products that contain chemical substances considered dangerous by the Public Health Code or products that could cause risk of serious accident or illness. A safety data sheet is required (preferably in electronic format) for all products for which the manufacturer has issued such a file. Consignment with Lithium battery products need to carry the necessary markings and need to comply with applicable provisions and testing requirements specified in the ADR and the IATA DGR provisions in order to be accepted by Amazon. Please note that Amazon may dispose of such HAZMAT products not in compliance with the above mentioned regulations at the seller's cost.
  • Products that are regulated by the Code of Public Health as controlled substances, listed chemicals, or products containing ephedrine or any derived substances
  • Jewelry or ornaments intended to be worn on the body, including bracelets, necklaces, anklets, watches, watch bands, pins, earrings, or rings that have a value in excess of €500
  • Products that are subject to a product recall or cannot be lawfully sold and distributed in all regions of your markets

Prohibited Products: FBA EU Export

In addition to above, the following products are excluded from FBA Export for EU:

  • Products that promote racism, hatred, discrimination
  • Nazi memorabilia (or similar products)
  • Guns or weapons intended to cause bodily harm (not just lethal force)
  • Medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements (regardless of whether they require a prescription)
  • Medicines, vitamins, food and dietary supplements, herbal supplements, regardless of whether they require a prescription
  • Weeds or pests
  • Seed or plant control products, or plant derivatives
  • Fireworks or other pyrotechnics
  • Medical implants or parts of the human body, except for human hair
  • Products of public domain, including cultural heritage and archaeological findings (minerals, treasure, fossils, etc.)
  • Products which are subject to age ratings in any EU country to which Amazon enables your products to be shipped
  • Products not otherwise excluded that require age verification in any EU country to which Amazon enables your products to be shipped – unless and as long as Amazon provides an age verification process in each such country
  • Products that irreparably harm the honor/dignity of another person, or that are intended for children and contain violent, pornographic or other unlawful material, or otherwise are harmful to children
  • Phones that can only work with one specific mobile services provider
  • Products whose sale or distribution is restricted under the laws of any EU country to which Amazon enables your products to be shipped
  • Products that cannot be lawfully possessed, sold or distributed in each EU country to which Amazon enables your products to be shipped

Hazardous materials and dangerous goods

In addition, products that are regulated as hazardous materials (Hazmat) by any applicable legislation, including but not limited to the list below, are not eligible for Fulfilment by Amazon.

In addition, products that are regulated as hazardous materials (Hazmat) by any applicable legislation, including but not limited to the list below, are not eligible for Fulfilment by Amazon.

In some cases, lithium ion and lithium metal batteries, or products containing those batteries either within or with the main product, are eligible for Fulfilment by Amazon as long as the required information is provided. For more information, see Requirements for Lithium Batteries or Products that Contain Lithium Batteries.

To learn more about selling Hazmat using FBA, see:

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