Shopping with confidence is one of the highest priorities of Amazon. In order to ensure the products available on Amazon are safe, we have identified certain products (see listing below) which have a higher risk of safety concerns. To list products in these categories, you must apply and submit documents showing that the products are safe for customers. This is in addition to our Restricted Products policy.
If you wish to sell a product that is not currently offered on Amazon but requires approval, first create the product. Once the product is created, it will be put in inactive status on the Manage Inventory page. Click Edit and apply to list the product.
If you have applied to sell previously and have not heard back, or if you need to complete a draft application, go to Inventory > Add a Product on Seller Central and click Selling Application Status.
Product types that are restricted due to safety risk
Refer to the product groups above to learn more about the products that have selling restrictions and the requirements to sell those products.
Depending on the products that you wish to sell, and on how you acquire them, we require documents that show that the products you wish to sell on Amazon are safe for customers.
You can obtain most of these documents from your supplier.
If you list products using an inventory file or API, you will receive an error message in case any of your products are restricted for any reason. Additionally, these products will appear in the Manage Inventory page as inactive. Click Edit and Request Approval to apply for approval. Once you are approved to sell in that category, you can either activate your products one by one in the Manage Inventory page, or re-upload the inventory file to activate the products in bulk.