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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.

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

  • Weapons, including but not limited to:
    • Firearms and all associated parts, kits and ammunition; realistic imitation firearms; air weapons, air guns, BB guns and airsoft guns (not including toy guns, provided they are not realistic imitation firearms);
    • Spear guns; mace; black powder and all explosives
    • Crossbows (all types, but not including toy crossbows which shoot plastic/foam darts)
    • Slingshots/catapults (not including toys such as catapults that come with an action figure toy)
    • Prohibited weapons and war weapons, as defined in the Weapons Regulation approved by Royal Decree 137/1993 of 29 January
    • Any ammunition, kits spares or accessories for any of the above
  • Fireworks or other pyrotechnics
  • Machetes, kukuris, knives, knife blades, razor blades, swords, daggers, axes and any other articles with a blade or which is sharply pointed and is made or adapted for use for causing injury to persons; with the exception of the following products, which can be sold without age verification:
    • Razor blades permanently enclosed in a cartridge or housing with less than 2mm of blade exposed
    • Non-lockable folding blades of less than 3 inches
    • Folding blades of less than 3 inches part of a multi-tool device
    • Knives included in ordinary cutlery sets with forks and spoons (blocks of knives, sets including only knives and carving sets including only carving knifes and carving forks will be considered as excluded products)
    • Electric carving knives
  • Alcoholic beverages and liquor confectionery, except for wines shipped within Spain. International shipping of alcoholic beverages with FBA is not allowed
  • Gift cards, gift certificates and other stored value instruments
  • Any products that cannot be lawfully shipped to or sold in Spain or any other country to which Amazon enables your products to be shipped.
  • Any product that is subject to export licenses, declaration, or authorization when shipped to any country to which Amazon enables your products to be shipped
  • Any product for which the seller either is not an "authorized reseller" (as designated by the product's manufacturer or distributor) or does not provide to customers the manufacturer's standard warranty
  • Any other types of products that in Amazon's discretion are not supported for sale through the Amazon Site pursuant to this Agreement, provided that an Excluded Product will cease to be an Excluded Product at such time as Amazon informs the Seller thereof
  • Loose gemstone products
  • Any product that is sold without the consent of the relevant brand or trademark owner
  • Cigars, cigarettes, or other tobacco products, and products containing nicotine
  • Medicines and veterinary medicines, medicinal products, medicinal feed additives, and remedies of any type
  • Any drug, vitamin, device (including any device designed to test yourself, like pregnancy tests and fertility tests), or anything that requires the prescription of an optician or other health care provider, or that is only sold by pharmacies or through any other licensed health provider, or shipped by pharmacies or other licensed health care providers
  • Any device, drug (including plant base), vitamin, or other product which requires a medical prescription from an ophthalmologist or other health care provider; any product that can only be stored, sold, or shipped by a licensed health care provider
  • Human body parts, medical implants, or any product made of, or containing parts of, any regulated endangered plant or animal (e.g., elephant ivory, coral, sea turtle shells, most reptile skins)
  • Any product that contains other ingredients that are prohibited, restricted, or regulated under applicable law
  • Products containing prohibited images of children and any other violent, offensive, obscene, or sexual content that is unlawful in any of the countries to which Amazon enables your products to be sold
  • DVDs other than region 2, region 0, or region All; DVDs and Blu-ray discs other than region B or region-free Blu-ray 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
  • Any product that 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 fulfilment
  • Consists of pellets and granular items that are not packaged in leak-proof containers that can withstand the vigorous shake and drop test (drop from a height of 125 cm)
  • Has an expiry date or "Period after Opening" (PAO) symbol and is not a unit that is "Stickerless, commingled."
    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.
  • Has a lot-control number and is a unit that requires labeling.
    Note: Items with lot-control numbers must be commingled and cannot have labels except the original manufacturer's barcode.
  • Is a live animal of any kind
  • Is a live plant of any kind
  • Is a food or beverage item
  • Is deemed subject to melting (chocolate, paraffin, etc.). Temperature-sensitive products must be able to withstand a minimum temperature of 10°C and a maximum temperature of 30°C for the duration of the product's shelf life without adversely affecting product quality. Carton markings must not include storage temperature requirements unless expressed explicitly as a range from 10°C to 30°C.
  • Is a prohibited drug including any product regulated by the Public Health Code
  • Is an ornament intended to be worn on the body, including bracelets, necklaces, anklets, watches, watch bands, pins, earrings, or rings that has a value in excess of € 500
  • Is subject to a product recall

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)
  • 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
  • Weed or pest control products
  • Seeds, plants, or plant derivatives
  • 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 and that do not display the necessary age rating
  • 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 containing prohibited images of children and any other violent, offensive, obscene or sexual content that is unlawful in any of the countries to which Amazon enables your products to be sold
  • 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 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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