Amazon Restricted Brands, Items, and Ingredients

Here is our list of Amazon's restricted brands, products, and ingredients.   We have put this list together from both amazon's help pages as well as our own experiences dealing with these issues.  Amazon does have a list of banned ingredients which you can view at the link below, but they do not publish most of the brands that you cannot sell without manufacturers permission.  we have put this list together for our employees and clients, and now are sharing it with you.  it is possible that some of the items from this brand is not completely restricted and you may be able to sell some of those items, but they could be come restricted at any time.

With most restricted brands, you will be able to get permission to sell from the manufacturer by proving that you are an authorized reseller.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200277040

Let us know if you have any further questions or brands to add to this ever growing list.

    CLOTHING

    Rules and Restrictions

    NO Used Clothing and Shoes

    Restricted Brands:
    • Adidas (Sports only)
    • Adidas Originals
    • Asics
    • Brooks
    • Chico
    • Aden & Anais
    • Coach
    • Kate Spade
    • Keen
    • Louis Vuitton
    • Majestic
    • Tory Burch
    • Armani Exchange
    • Calvin Klein
    • Clarks Shoes
    • Crocs
    • Dolce & Gabbana
    • Escada
    • Frye
    • Mizuno
    • Harley-Davidson
    • Nike
    • Nike (Jordan and FlyKnit)
    • Tommy Hilfigher
    • Alex And Ani
    • Ferragamo
    • Georgio Armani
    • Gucci
    • Jordan's
    • Levi's
    • New Balance Shoes
    • North Face
    • Polo Ralph Lauren
    • Ripple Junction
    • Puma
    • True Religion (jeans)
    • Uggs
    • Under Armour
    • Victoria Secret
    • Walkfit Platinum Orthotics
    • Skechers
    • Sperry
    • Toms Shoes
    • True Religion Brand Jeans
    • Walkfit Platinum Orthotics

    ANIMALS & ANIMAL PRODUCTS

    Rules and Restrictions
    • Live Creatures
    • Illegal Wildlife Products
    • Parts or products, including fur and feathers, from federally endangered or threatened species
    • Products containing ivory from animals
    Products Cannot Contain or Be Made With The Following Skins, Feathers, or Fur:
    • Cheetah
    • Jaguar
    • Leopard
    • Bile
    • Comfort Zone
    • Seal
    • Mountain Zebra
    • Sable Antelopes
    • Tiger
    • West Nile Virus
    • Petsafe
    • Shark Cartilage *
    • Cat
    • Dog
    • Snake
    • Rabies
    • Crocodile
    • Whale
    • Tiger
    • Dolphin
    • Shark
    • Foie Gras
    Products Cannot Contain The Following Ingredients or Ingredients For:
    • Bile
    • Products containing foie gras
    • Joint pain supplements containing shark cartilage
    Vaccines Ingredients For:
    • Rabies
    • West Nile Virus
    • Distemper
    • Lyme Disease
    • Puppy CPV

    COSMETICS & SKIN/HAIR CARE - HEALTH & BEAUTY

    Rules and Restrictions:

     

    • Products that require a prescription or a medical professional’s supervision or direction for their use
    • Products and ingredients that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined present an unreasonable risk of injury or illness, or are otherwise unsafe
    • Listings claiming that a product is intended to be used for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease in humans or animals unless the claim is approved by the FDA
    • Controlled substances
    • Products that are adulterated or misbranded
    • Henna products designed or marketed for body-decorating or any other variation of direct skin application
    • Products that have passed their expiration or "use by" dates
    • Opened or used cosmetics, skin products or hair care products
    • Corrective and cosmetic contact lenses
    • Products labeled as "tester," including perfume testers, or "not intended for resale"
    • Products that are not sealed in original manufacturer's packaging
    • Products that have had their packaging altered in such a way that removes or obscures any identifying code
    • Products that do not have the FDA-required labeling
      Restricted Brands:
      • Ahava
      • Amope
      • ANSR
      • Antic Farmacista
      • AVON
      • Balm Cosmetics (theBalm)
      • Bare Essentials Cosmetics
      • Ben Nye Cosmetics
      • Benefiber
      • Billy Jealousy
      • Blinc
      • Bliss
      • BORGHESE
      • Bump
      • Burberry
      • Butter London
      • Buxom Buxom
      • Cane + Austin
      • Cargo
      • CAUDALIE—Looks like this brand is no longer restricted!
      • Aidance Skincare
      • Anastasia Beverly Hills
      • Arbonne
      • Babyliss
      • Bioderma
      • Burt’s Bees
      • Cane & Austin
      • Cane + Austin
      • COOLA
      • Dead Sea
      • Ralph Lauren perfume
      • Rodial
      • Sachajuan
      • Sara Happ
      • Sensa
      • Wen by Chaz Dean
      • Chanel
      • CHI
      • Clairsonic
      • Comtrex
      • Crabtree & Evelyn
      • Cult Cosmetics
      • DDF
      • Dr Brandt
      • Dr Dennis Gross Skin Care
      • DR. DENESE (aka SkinScience)
      • Deborah Lippmann
      • Dolce & Gabbana
      • Escada
      • Essie
      • Excedrin Sinus Headache
      • Eyeko
      • Georgio Armani
      • Gianna Rose Atelelier
      • Gillette
      • Godefroy Eyebrow Tint
      • Dermalogica
      • Dr. Dennis Gross Skin Care
      • Eminence
      • Epicuren Discovery
      • GrandeLashMD
      • HydroPeptide
      • Infinity Sun
      • PMD - Personal Microdermabrasion Device
      • Sultra
      • Wahl
      • Skyn Iceland
      • Somme Institute
      • St. Tropez
      • Stila
      • StriVectin
      • Younique
        • Goldfaden MD
        • Gucci
        • InStyler
        • It Works! (It Works Global) Wraps & Supplements
        • Jack Black
        • Jane Iredale
        • Japonesque
        • Jo Malone
        • Jouer
        • Juice Beauty
        • Juicy Couture
        • Julep
        • Kiehl's
        • Korres
        • L'Occitane
        • La Bella Donna
        • Lancome
        • Latisse
        • Lorac
        • Loreal Sunscreens that contain Tinosorb
        • Wen by Chaz Dean
        • Laurel Whole Plant
        • Lush (some third party sellers have been sued)
        • Marc Anthony
        • Marvis
        • Meaningful Beauty
        • Mustela
        • Naturopathica
        • Neutrogena
        • Norelco
        • T3
        • The Art of Shaving
        • Theraflu Caplets
        • Tinosorb
        • Urban Decay
        • Zirh
        • LVX
        • MAC Cosmetics
        • Mario Badescu
        • Mary Kay
        • Matrix Biolage - Per Amazon: “If you believe you purchased your inventory from an official supplier, please contact Seller Support to request approval. ”
        • MDSolarSciences
        • Menaji Cosmetics
        • Michelle Phan
        • Molton Brown
        • Nars
        • Nature’s Sunshine
        • Nia 24
        • NuBrilliance Skin Care
        • Nuxe
        • Obagi Nu-Derm
        • Oribe
        • Orlane
        • Oral B
        • Oscar Blandi
        • Patchology
        • Olay
        • P90-X DVDs
        • Perricone MD
        • Skinceuticals
        • Perfume samples OR tester
        • Perricone
        • Peter Thomas Roth
        • Philips Sonicare E-Series toothbrushes and replacement heads
        • Phyto
        • Proactive
        • Vincent Longo
        • Walkfit Platinum Orthotics
        Restricted Ingredients or Products Containing Restricted Ingredients:
        • Minoxidil in excess of 5%
        • Chlorofluorocarbon propellants in aerosol products
        • Eyelash and eyebrow permanent dye
        • Eye makeup containing Kohl, Kajal, Al-Kahal, or Surma
        • Products containing more than 2% hydroquinone
        • Skin creams containing mercury
        • Anything listed in Schedules I, II, III, IV or V
        • Tanning pills containing Canthaxanthin
        • Bithionol
        • Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution
        • Chloroform
        • Halogenated salicylanilides
        • Methylene chloride
        • NeuLash
        • RapidLash
        • Vinyl chloride in aerosol products
        • Zirconium-containing complexes in aerosol products

        ELECTRONICS & EQUIPMENT

        Rules and Restrictions
        • Products where the serial number has been removed or altered
        • Products designed to intentionally block, jam or interfere with licensed or authorized radio communications - Any sort of Jammers
        • Products that descramble, or gain access to, cable or satellite television without permission
        • Programmed Smart Cards, Programmers, or Unloopers
        • Laser Pointers (Upon Approval)
        Restricted Brands:
        • “Beats” by Dre
        • Adobe software
        • Apple
        • Beach body/p90x
        • Bose
        • Canon Cameras - Used Only
        • Warner Brothers
        • AMCO
        • American Tourister
        • Asus
        • Audio-Technica
        • Belkin
        • Bio-Therapeutic
        • Black & Decker
        • Black Diamond
        • Bogzon
        • Breville
        • Brightz, Ltd
        • Cable Matters
        • Char-Broil
        • FitBit
        • Franklin Electronics
        • Lifeproof Phone Cases
        • Logitech–used only
        • Microsoft
        • Monster Audio Headphones
        • Cuisinart
        • Cupture
        • DecoBros
        • Delta Children
        • Dewalt
        • Fitbit
        • Google Chromecast
        • Griffin
        • Grill Daddy
        • HBO
        • HBO DVD
        • Hp
        • iHome
        • Neewer
        • Nikon Cameras - Used Only
        • OtterBox Cell Phone Cases
        • Philips Sonicare E-Series toothbrushes and replacement heads
        • Proctor silex
        • Ink and toner cartridges
        • Keku
        • Keurig
        • Klipsch
        • LED Lenser
        • Lg
        • Lifeproof cellphone cases
        • Magformers
        • Marantz
        • Native Union
        • NOCO
        • Otter Box
        • Portable, handheld laser products
        • Monster Audio headphones
        • Showtime
        • Solio
        • Sony Cameras – used only
        • Speck iPad/iPhone cases
        • Warner BrothersSpigen Phone Cases
        • Proctor-Silex
        • Qooltek
        • Samsung
        • Satechi
        • Showtime Season DVDs
        • Siltra
        • Simplehuman
        • Smart Mass
        • SOL Republic
        • Stanley
        • TCP
        • Wacom
        • Weber


        FOOD & BEVERAGE

        Rules and Restrictions
        • No Alcohol
        • Lot-controlled products with a shelf-life of less than 105 days from the time they are listed on Amazon.com, which must be removed within 50 days prior to their expiration date
        • Products labeled as "not for retail sale," "not for individual sale" or "not intended for resale", altered, or mislabeled
        • Most formula
        • No aerosol or pressurized containers
        • No glass/liquid over 3 oz
        Restricted Brands:
        • Benefiber
        • Brookstone
        • Dunkin Donuts
        • Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
        • Earth's Best
        • Gerber products in the grocery category
        • Icebreaker
        • Enfamil (must be an authorized reseller)
        • Infamil formula(other products ok)
        • Lazy Larry Brownies or Lazy Cakes
        • Similac
        • Joseph Joseph
        • Spark Cafe Cups
        • Wedderspoon Organic Honey
        • Williams-Sonoma (grocery items only)

        HAZARDOUS & DANGEROUS ITEMS

        Rules and Restrictions
        • Products containing Bisphenol A (BPA)
        • Commercial/Industrial products
        • Explosives (Even if for toys)
        • Products containing mercury
        Restricted Brands:
        • Cleaning Agents
        • Fireworks
        • Batteries
        • Lightbulbs
        • Thermometer

        MEDICAL/PHARMACEUTICAL & DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

        Rules and Restrictions
        • Oral cavity abrasive polishing agents
        • Nebulizers and their accessories, such as holding chambers
        • Mandibular advancement devices
        • Any Insulin or Infusion Devices/Products
        • Anesthetic Vaporizers
        • Cardiac Monitors
        Restricted Brands:
        • Benefiber
        • Comtrex
        • Excedrin Sinus Headache
        • It Works! (It Works Global) Wraps & Supplements
        • Nature’s Sunshine
        • Oral B
        • Estroven
        • Herbivoire
        • Now Foods
        • Optimum Nutrition
        • Sheer Strength Labs
        • Vimerson Health
        • 1 Body
        • Baxter
        • Bayer ($1000 fee)
        • Claritin
        • Doterra
        • Dr Tobia
        • Dr. Brandt
        • SlimFast
        • Target "Up & Up" Vitamins (select)
        • Sensa
        • Theraflu Caplets
        • Walmart “Spring Valley” (select vitamins)
        • Walgreens “Finest Nutrition” (select vitamins)
        Restricted Ingredients:
        • Products containing ephedra
        • Pseudoephedrine
        • Ephedrine
        • Products that contain deer antler velvet, such as deer antler spray
        • Phenylpropanalomine
        • Ergotamine
        • Sexual enhancement products
        • Products that contain thyroid, adrenal extract

        PERFUMES & NAIL POLISHES

        Rules and Restrictions
        • No Perfume Testers or Samples
        Restricted Brands:
        • Burberry
        • Chanel
        • Coach
        • Deborah Lippmann
        • Dolce & Gabbana
        • Essie
        • Georgio Armani
        • Gucci
        • Jo Malone
        • Marc by Marc Jacobs watches
        • Ralph Lauren perfume
        • Victoria Secret

        WATCHES

        Rules and Restrictions
        Restricted Brands:
        • Adidas Originals Watches
        • Citizen Watches
        • Diesel Watches
        • DKNY Watches
        • Fitbit
        • Fossil Watches
        • Armani Exchange Watches
        • Michael Kors ($1500 Fee)
        • Michele (watches)
        • Seiko
        • Michele watches
        • Skagen watches

        HOUSEHOLD ITEMS & TOYS

        Rules and Restrictions
        Restricted Brands:
        • Avanti
        • Baire Bottles
        • Big Mouth
        • Big Mouth Mugs
        • Bodum
        • Calphalon
        • Cloud B
        • Cloudpets
        • Colorama
        • Crayola
        • Crest
        • Discovery Kids
        • Disney Frozen (Approval Needed)
        • Duck
        • ERGObaby or ERGO Baby
        • Evenflo
        • Fisher Price
        • Fred & Friends
        • Funko
        • Furby Connect
        • Furminator
        • Furreal Friends
        • GEFU Spirelli Spiral Slicer
        • Ginna Rose Atelelier
        • Goo Gone
        • Graco
        • Gund
        • Hasbro (unconfirmed)
        • Hatchimals
        • Honest Baby
        • Hot Wheels
        • Hoverboards
        • Infantino
        • K’nex
        • Kilner
        • KitchenAid
        • Lamaze
        • Le Creuset
        • Leapfrog
        • Lego
        • Lil Woodzeez
        • Little Tikes
        • Lodge
        • Mattel
        • Melissa & Doug
        • Minecraft
        • Moddan
        • Munchkin
        • Nerf Guns
        • New Metro Design
        • Ninja Blenders
        • Norpro
        • OXO
        • Paraso
        • Paw Patrol
        • Pokemon
        • Prepaid cellphones
        • Prince Lionheart
        • RayBan
        • Rayware (Typhoon Scales)
        • Relic
        • Roommates
        • Rtic
        • Safety First (Baby Products)
        • Sheetz
        • Showtime
        • Skip Hop
        • Skip Hop Zoo
        • Snoopy Sno Cone Machine
        • Star Wars Episode VII
        • Star Wars The Force Awakens
        • Step2
        • T-Mobile Prepaid Phones
        • Thinkfun
        • Transformers
        • Unique
        • V-Tech
        • Wilton
        • WubbaNub
        • Wusthof
        • Yankee Candle
        • Zing Anything
        • Zoku
        • Zoomworks Stuffies