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Electrical Appliances and Electronic Devices

Streaming Media Players

Products offered for sale on Amazon should not promote, suggest the facilitation of, or actively enable the infringement of or unauthorized access to digital media or other protected content. Any streaming media player or other device that violates this policy is prohibited from sale on Amazon.

It is your responsibility to source and sell products that do not promote, promise the facilitation of, or actively enable the infringement of or unauthorized access to digital media or other protected content. If you sell these products, we may immediately suspend or terminate your selling privileges and destroy inventory in our fulfillment centers without reimbursement. In addition, if we determine that your account has been used to engage in fraud or other illegal activity, remittances and payments may be withheld or forfeited.

Electrical Appliances

You may not sell Electrical Appliances as defined by the Electrical Appliances and Materials Safety Act without the PSE mark being obligated to conformation to Technical Requirements.

For details of the Electrical Appliances and Materials Safety Act, please see the following websites provided of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry:

Radio Devices

Various regulations for “Radio Equipment” under the Radio Act apply to radio devices. Sale of radio devices that do not meet the conditions below is prohibited.

Please refer to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (“MIC”) websites shown below for definitions and details of each radio device.

Specified Radio Equipment

  1. The product must have Giteki mark to show that it complies with the technical standards.
  2. The product detail page clearly states that the product complies with the technical standards.

    Esxamples:

    • This product is a radio device that meets the technical standards of the Radio Act.
    • This product is certified for Giteki mark.
    • This product comes with Giteki mark.

  3. The product detail page shows the frequency band of the radio wave to be used.

    Example:

    • Frequency band: 718MHz to 748 MHz

Designated Radio Equipment (Radio equipment that could be used for illegal radio stations)

  1. The product detail page clearly shows that a license is required to open a radio station.

    Example:

    • To open a radio station using Designated Radio Equipment, you need a license for Radio Station.

  2. The product detail page clearly shows the frequency band of the radio wave to be used.

    Example:

    • Frequency band: 718MHz to 748 MHz
Note: Sellers who sell Designated Radio Equipment must also provide the customers with a post-sales notification as follows:
  1. You need a license for Radio Station to open a Radio Station using Designated Radio Equipment.
  2. If you open a Radio Station without a license, you will be subject to the criminal penalty pursuant to the Radio Act.
  3. The authorities’ office to submit the license application to.
Note: In order to confirm legal compliance, we may require you to submit documents related to the safety of products regulated by the Radio Act. For details, please refer to Selling Products regulated by the Radio Law in Amazon.co.jp.

Information resources of the Radio Act

The following MIC websites are added:

Household Goods

You may not sell Household Goods as defined by the Household Products Quality Labeling Act such as washing machines, vacuum cleaners, microwaves and refrigerators, without the required quality disclosure.

For details of Household Goods Quality Labeling Law, please see the following websites of the Consumer Affairs Agency.

Consumer products

You may not sell Specified Products or Specially Specified Products as defined by the Consumer Products Safety Act without the applicable PSC Mark.

For details about the Consumer Products Safety Act, please see the following websites of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry:

Examples of permitted listings

Note: All products to be listed must comply with all laws and regulations as well as Amazon’s policies.
  • Radio transmitters with the Technical Conformity Mark ( mobile phone, cordless phone, etc.) and weak radio transmitters.
  • Electrical appliances with the applicable PSE mark.
  • Consumer products with the applicable PSC mark. (Except portable laser products. For more details, please see “Examples of prohibited listings” below.)

Examples of prohibited listings

  • Products intended to affect traffic signals.
  • Products with altered or deleted serial number.
  • Power amplifiers used with CB radios.
  • Products designed to intentionally block, jam or interfere with licensed or authorized radio communications, such as:
    • Cell jammers.
    • GPS jammers.
    • Laser jammers.
    • Radar jammers.
    • WiFi jammers.
    • Radar shifters.
  • Products that descramble cable or satellite television without permission, such as:
    • Blocker devices.
    • Hardware or Software DSS Emulators.
    • Guidebook for "how to" descramble cable or satellite television without permission.
    • Programmed Smart Cards.
    • Smart Card programmers and unloopers.
  • Portable, handheld laser products. For more details, please see Laser Pointers and Related Products.
  • DVD duplicators that bypass copyright protections.
  • Blu-ray players that have been modified to disable region coding.
  • Cell phones with bad electronic serial numbers (ESN).
  • Holiday light and/or decorative outfit product not without the appropriate PSE mark.
  • Extension cord without the appropriate PSE mark.
  • Certain streaming media players, voice assistant devices and related accessories.
  • Cylindrical lithium ion cell battery types: 14500, 16340, 18650, 20700, 21700, and 26650 including Cylindrical lithium ion cell battery that may cause safety issues.
    Note: (Enforcement date: October 6, 2021) Products that have cylindrical lithium ion batteries are permitted for sale only if they have as many as or fewer batteries required to power the products. Products that have additional/spare cylindrical lithium ion batteries, or cylindrical lithium ion batteries alone are prohibited for sale on Amazon.
  • For details, please refer to Recalls & Product Safety

Additional useful information

Related Topics: Recalls & Product Safety

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