It is reported that from August 29th, Amazon Japan will update the new policy for the listing of magnet sets. Amazon reminds sellers of magnet products to pay attention to meeting the new requirements when listing them.
The following is the content of the announcement:
As of August 29, 2022, modifications will be made to other products on the restricted product help page in Japan.
The specific details of the revision are as follows:
Magnet Set: (A magnet ball or magnet cube consisting of a set of multiple spheres or cubes large enough for a child to swallow)
The following requirements must be met when listing or selling magnet sets:
1. Do not use the expression "for use by children or preschoolers."
2. The following warning must be displayed on the product detail page:
3. Age of use: 14 years old and above
4. There have been several serious incidents involving children accidentally ingesting magnets, even requiring exploratory laparotomy.
To prevent accidental ingestion by children, keep out of reach of children.
At the same time, the Japanese station is revising the product help page that causes discomfort. The effective date is September 7, 2022. The main revisions are as follows:
The Japanese site will change the content that causes discomfort to all content common to Amazon. For reference, the offensive and controversial help page on Amazon US is linked below: Products that cause discomfort:
Amazon's Offensive Products Policy applies to all products except books, music, videos, and DVDs.
Amazon does not allow products that promote, incite, or glorify hatred, violence, race, sexuality, or religion. Organizations promoting such views will not be tolerated. Amazon will also remove listings that graphically depict violence or victims of violence.
Amazon maintains these policies to ensure a friendly environment for global buyers and sellers to do business while offering the widest selection of merchandise on the planet. Amazon promotes trust and respect and compliance with the law.
Amazon reviews products listed by sellers, reviews products when they are delisted, and keeps global buyer cultural differences and sensitivities in mind when reviewing and making product decisions.
Listings that Amazon deems objectionable are prohibited. Amazon reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of an item on its website and reserves the right to remove any item at any time. If a seller sells a product that violates Amazon's Offensive Products Policy, we will take corrective action at our discretion, including, but not limited to, immediate suspension or termination of seller privileges, destruction of seller's inventory stored in fulfillment centers without compensation, return of inventory, termination of business relationship, and permanent withholding (if applicable).