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FBA prohibited 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 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:

  • Firearms (rifles, shotguns, and pistols, except paintball guns), replacement parts for pistols, kits for rifles (except model guns that do not shoot projectiles), anti-attacker spray, gunpowder, and other munitions (except sights, triggers, and air-gun ammunition), steel weapons (jack-knifes, etc)
  • Fireworks or other pyrotechnics
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any product that is placed on the market in the EU without the consent of the relevant brand or trademark owner
  • Cigars, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and related accessories, kits and refills, with or without nicotine. Also prohibited are tobacco and herbal cigarettes.
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Parts of whales, dolphins, sharks, elephants (including ivory), and other plants and animals protected by endangered species laws or products derived thereof. It is also prohibited to sell accessories that cause qualified species unwarranted suffering, such as electrostatic or choke collars.
  • Medical devices, medicines, food supplements, or similar products that can be sold only in pharmacies or for a medical prescription
  • Any product that contains other ingredients that are prohibited, restricted, or regulated under applicable law
  • 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
  • Motor oil and lubricants

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 175 cm in length or weighs more than 30kg or has a circumference of more than 360 cm: circumference = (2 x height) + (2 x width) + length
  • A product that requires, based on Amazon’s estimation, a particular shipment mode (such as FTL by land)
  • Liquids in containers of more than 1 liter volume or in unsealed containers of any size
  • 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)
  • Any product that is perishable or has an expiration date, and is stickerless and intended for commingled inventory. Products which expire or may deteriorate over time cannot be commingled and must have FBA labels. For more about FBA label requirements, please see the FBA Labeled Inventory help page. Perishable products other than food or beverages must have a lot-control number and an expiration date more than 18 months from the date of their reception by Amazon. Units that show an expiration date of less than 45 days from the date of their reception will be disposed of and not returned 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.
  • Any sharp product that is packaged so that blades or points are exposed at any time throughout the fulfillment process
  • Precious stones
  • Is a live animal of any kind
  • Any product that requires temperature-controlled storage. Products must be able to withstand temperatures between 10°C and 30°C for the duration of the product's shelf life without adversely affecting product quality. There are particular requirements for products containing chocolate. To learn more about them, see FBA restrictions on food products.
  • Any product included on the Ministry of Health’s list of prohibited substances, including products containing ephedrine or other substances derived from ephedrine
  • Is an object considered jewelry by Italian law. Pieces of jewelry are made, entirely or in part, of precious metals (gold, silver, platinum, palladium), coral or pearls of any type, and/or precious stones (diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, or any other stones combined with precious metals), without any lower limit on value. 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.
  • Is subject to a product recall
  • Medical implants, organs, and human body parts, except for wigs made with natural hair
  • State-owned goods, including cultural goods and archeological finds (minerals, treasure, fossils, etc.)
  • Seeds and plants, including seeds and plants whose commercialization is forbidden in Italy or in other EU countries
  • Herbicides and insecticides
  • Products whose sale is forbidden on Amazon

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
  • Herbicides and insecticides
  • Seeds and plants
  • 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 destination EU country
  • Products containing child pornography or any other violent, offensive, obscene, or sexual content that is illegal in one of the countries to which the FBA program enables export
  • 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 whose sale or distribution is restricted under the laws of the destination country
  • Products that cannot be lawfully possessed, sold or distributed in the destination country

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.

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