This article applies to selling in: United Arab Emirates

Laser products

Amazon prohibits the sale of certain portable, handheld laser products.

Laser pointers

Important: If you supply products for sale on Amazon, you must comply with all federal, Emirate, and local laws and regulations and Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings.

Products may incorporate a laser. Lasers are categorized by their emitted light wavelength. The UAE closely follows the British Standard of categorization where lasers are categorized into 8 categories being:

  • Class 1
  • Class 1C
  • Class 1M
  • Class 2
  • Class 2M
  • Class 3R
  • Class 3B
  • Class 4

In the UAE, we allow laser products to be offered that fall under Class 1, Class 1C and Class 1M classification. We do not allow laser products, or products that contain lasers (such as a toy) that falls under Classes 2, 2M, 3R, 3B or 4.

We have set out some information in this help page to identify the various types of products that may contain lasers and where necessary we have specifically identified whether or not that product may be offered for sale. These are set out below:

  • Laser pointers, 303s and handheld laser pet toys
  • Laser presentation remotes
  • Non-handheld laser pet toys
  • Children's toys with lasers
  • Laser light shows and stage lighting
  • Garden laser projectors
  • Infrared illumination lasers for surveillance and security equipment

Laser pointers are generally not allowed on Amazon. A pen-shaped pointing device (usually powered by a battery) that contains a small diode laser that emits an intense beam of light. Handheld laser pet toys and 303s are variations of laser pointers. There are four classes of visible-beam lasers: Class 2, Class 3R, Class 3B, and Class 4- these are not permitted to be offered

If the laser pointer falls under the permitted classification highlighted above, Class 1, Class 1C and Class 1M, then it is allowed to be offered for sale on Amazon.

Laser presentation remotes

A remote control device primarily used to control visual aids, such as a slide deck, in a group presentation. A low-powered laser pointer has been incorporated as an ancillary feature to direct attention during a presentation.

If the remote control device contains a laser that falls under the permitted classification highlighted above, Class 1, Class 1C and Class 1M, then it is allowed to be offered for sale on Amazon.

Non-handled laser pet toys

A laser pet toy is a popular application of a laser pointer. Non-handheld laser pet toys are free-standing devices and can have a pet-themed shape. They should not have a pen shape. The laser beam provides stimulation to pets.

If the laser pet toy contains a laser that falls under the permitted classification highlighted above, Class 1, Class 1C and Class 1M, then it is allowed to be offered for sale on Amazon.

Children's toys with lasers

Applications of lasers in children's toys can vary widely. Common uses of lasers in children's toys are toy guns with laser range finders, spinning tops with spinning lights, laser light sabers, and toys which use lasers to create optical effects in a room. Amazon does not allow children's toys that incorporate lasers unless the laser falls with the classification Class 1, Class 1C or Class 1M.

Laser light shows and stage lighting

Laser lighting displays (or laser light shows) involve the use of laser lights to entertain an audience. These laser beams are often projected and are generally incorporated into entertainment performances. The lasers used in these products can cause damage to eyes and skin if exposure to the beam occurs. These are not allowed to be offered for sale on Amazon.

Garden laser projectors

These systems are weatherproof and come in a special outdoor housing. Often used for seasonal lighting effects, garden laser projectors and outdoor laser lighting have diffraction gratings to split a laser beam into numerous dots of light onto the projected surface which may move and change colors. Amazon does not allow these projectors to be sold if they incorporate lasers unless the laser falls with the classification Class 1, Class 1C or Class 1M.

Infrared illumination lasers for surveillance and security equipment

Infrared (IR) lasers are capable of emitting intense light for long distances. These are often used for long-range distance illumination for night-vision cameras, security systems, and project light beams with a wavelength of 810 nm. These are not allowed to be offered for sale on Amazon.

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