Amazon bans non-compliant USB Type-C cables

No more sketchy USB-C cables to be sold on thanks to ban.

Published Wed, Mar 30 2016 3:14 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST has added non-standardized USB-C / USB Type-C cables to its "Prohibited listings" for the Electronics section, Google engineer Benson Leung -- who has been on a crusade of sorts for quite some time now -- has pointed out. The full line reads as follows: "Any USB-C™ (or USB Type-C™) cable or adapter product that is not compliant with standard specifications issued by "USB Implementers Forum Inc."

Amazon bans non-compliant USB Type-C cables |

In other words, the manufacturers currently attempting to sell shoddy USB-C cables or cables that aren't USB-C at all but claim they are can do so no longer on Amazon. Good news, to be sure.


Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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