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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

You may not sell Specified radio devices as defined by the Radio Act without the Technical Conformity (Giteki) Mark. Radio devices emitting the “extremely low” intensity radio wave as defined in the Radio Act are excluded from the Giteki Mark requirement. When selling any other radio devices, you must indicate that the conformity test will be done at a radio station license application.

You may not sell any device intended to interfere with radio communications (e.g. jammer).

For details of the Radio Act, please see the following website of the Ministry of International Affairs and Communications.

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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