New lithium battery requirement for FBA sellers


#41

this is very bad rule …and the statement does not tell clear whether all sellers need to make UN38.3 report …and UN38.3 whether each model need ,or just like CE ,3.7V 7.4V All lithium ion for many models can use the report ; and whether seller can use factories’s report ,or need to make UN38.3 as brand name or seller one it … as there are thousands of models ,it is a very huge cost for sellers … each model test it need 32pc samples battery and cells ,each model need over 1000usd …

i am sure this rule will hurt most of sellers …only the sellers with huge capital can support so compilicated certification…


#42

They would halt all your sales of the product, either you would have to provide the necessary information or cease to exist…


#43

whether each brand each seller need UN38.3 report …most seller just sell factories products ,whether we can use factories 's report … and whether each model need a separated report …if all chemical is LITHIUM ion ,whether just make some models and list all lithium ion models on the report …

another question, whether this rule is for new FBA , if the inventory and already list ASIN ,we need to load report also ? whether it means we need to sell out all battery within 6 weeks ?? it will cause terrible loss for sellers


#44

Why would this cost money? The factories and manufacturers would just supply us sellers the report we need. If they refuse to give the battery test summary to us then that will effect their sales and profits which would be bad for them. The factories and manufacturers would not benefit by withholding “battery information” I would stop doing business with them and I WOULD RETURN ALL OF THEIR PRODUCTS which would cost these manufacturers and factories millions and billions especially since they rely on people to buy their products to sell on amazon. To deny this battery information would be poor business practice and poor customer service and would be costly and time consuming.


#45

Amazon says!
“Failure to provide a test summary for a given ASIN may prevent you from selling it on Amazon. In addition, any units of this ASIN in our fulfillment centers may be disposed of at your expense”.


#46

Why the hell would Amazon enforce United Nations laws? I’m guessing Amazon will soon be selling their own Lion batteries and needs to slim the competition.


#47

It means you can’t remove?


#48

What if I don’t comply with the UN requirement?

We will send notification asking you to provide the test summary, then send reminders. Failure to provide a test summary for a given ASIN may prevent you from selling it on Amazon. In addition, any units of this ASIN in our fulfillment centers may be disposed of at your expense. You will be notified at least a month in advance of any pending enforcement actions.


#49

Upload required lithium battery test summary

Effective January 1, 2020, battery manufacturers and distributors are required to provide test summaries for lithium batteries and products containing lithium batteries. This requirement will be enforced via country-specific regulations.

A lithium battery test summary is a document that summarizes results from battery tests required per UN 38.3, a United Nations standard. To ensure that inventory in Amazon fulfillment centers is compliant, you must provide test summaries for any lithium batteries or lithium battery containing products. Use the tool below to provide this documentation.

Failure to provide a test summary for a given ASIN may prevent you from selling it on Amazon. In addition, any units of this ASIN in our fulfillment centers may be disposed of at your expense.

For more information, see the frequently asked questions below .

How to upload your lithium battery test summary

  1. Specify the ASIN , marketplace , and document language.
  2. Choose the file you want to upload. The file must be 20 MB or less.
  3. Click Upload file . A banner at the top of the screen will say “File successfully uploaded”. You can then close the window or upload more documents, if necessary.
  4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to upload a different document for a different ASIN.
ASIN: Marketplace: Document language:
Amazon.comAmazon.caAmazon.com.mxAmazon.com.brAmazon.com EnglishSpanishPortugueseGermanFrenchItalianJapaneseChineseArabicTurkishEnglish

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Frequently asked questions

What is the United Nations testing requirement for lithium batteries?

Effective January 1, 2020, UN 38.3 requires lithium battery manufacturers and distributors to provide lithium battery test summaries using a standard set of elements. The test summaries apply to lithium cells or batteries and products powered by cells and batteries manufactured after June 20, 2003. For more information, download lithium battery guidance from the International Air Transport Association (English only).

What is a test summary?

When manufactured, batteries are tested to ensure that they are safe to transport. The test summary lists the requirements related to that testing.

What type of products are affected?

This safety standard affects all lithium batteries and products powered by lithium batteries. It is required for all lithium battery ASINs. If a product uses two different batteries, a test summary is required for each battery.

Does the test summary apply to products and parts with cells or batteries, or just to standalone cells and batteries?

The test summary applies to both the cells and batteries that ship as standalone items, and to the cells and batteries contained in or with equipment.

Is a test summary required for button cell batteries installed in equipment, including on circuit boards in laptops?

Button cell batteries are subject to UN 38.3 and require a test summary.

What are the requirements for a test summary?

You can find information by downloading the International Air Transport Association’s lithium battery guidance (English only).

Where do I get a test summary?

If you don’t have a test summary, ask your product’s manufacturer or supplier to provide one.

Can multiple batteries, manufacturers, and products be listed on one report?

Yes. If all required information is stated, it can be listed in one report. Example: A cellphone manufacturer may buy lithium ion batteries from three battery manufacturers. The test summary for the product will therefore list batteries and all related information, such as watt-hours and test labs, from the three manufacturers.

Note: Upload a test summary for each ASIN that you sell, especially if your test summary has information that applies to multiple ASINs.

What if I don’t comply with the UN requirement?

We will send notification asking you to provide the test summary, then send reminders. Failure to provide a test summary for a given ASIN may prevent you from selling it on Amazon. In addition, any units of this ASIN in our fulfillment centers may be disposed of at your expense. You will be notified at least a month in advance of any pending enforcement actions.

Will a test summary be required for all newly created ASINs?

Not currently, but eventually it will become part of the ASIN creation process. You will be notified before this requirement is implemented.

What happens once I submit my test summary?

A confirmation message will state that the upload was successful. The Dangerous Goods team will then review the test summary within 10 business days to determine if it meets criteria. Once the document is reviewed, a Seller Central message will let you know if the test summary meets requirements, or if more information is required.

Which file formats can I use?

The valid file formats are .docx, .doc, .xlsx, .xls, .pdf, .jpg, and .png.


#50

We do not live under UN law.

Secondly, It is a week before the start of Christmas season. We do not have time to run around trying to find documents that no one has ever asked us for.

I have no idea who makes these decisions. These people are incompetent


#51

They already have their own batteries, I am assuming in the future all batteries will be Amazon branded batteries and they will buy out all battery manufactures and then THE WORLD!!!


#52

Now if 100 percent of every FBA and FBM decided to stop selling on Amazon and everyone did a removal order for every product then we might actually get somewhere here, BUTTTTTT thats never going to happen!!! WELCOME TO THE HARD WAY OF MAKING MONEY FOLKS! Don’t rely on Amazon forever because eventually Amazon will be all automated and will no longer need us FBA and FBM sellers just a heads up!


#53

Then we go to where? Walmart? Newegg? Or Ebay?


#54

Etsy is another lol


#55

MSDS is not UN38.3, these are different documents. For shipping the product with battery, it normally requires UN38.3, MSDS, Identification and Classification Report Sea/Air, Drop Test Report. UN38.3 is easy to get from your manufacturer.


#56

Judging by the pesticide debacle, almost a guarantee any item that has the word “battery” in the title or description is going to get the flag.


#57

nope


#58

umm they dont know, have no clue who made the batteries etc…


#59

Does the report summary have to be in English?


#60

I recall your business, its been about 20 plus years you have sold batteries of varying composition, voltage and applications.

We stock batteries from many manufacturers including Sanyo, FDK, Duracell, Enersys (Odyssey / Genesis), and DEKA . The battery chemistries we can build packs with are Nickel Cadmium (NiCd), Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), Sealed Lead Acid, and Alkaline.

Don’t the manufacturers provide you with the intertek tests UN 38.3 compliance?

FDK is Fujitsu, Duracell manufactures for Amazon Basic.
key Fobs, tire gauge meters, vtech books, Toys, Calculators, Medical Pulse testers, Watches, Smoke Detectors, PIR’s, defibrillators, hearing aids, blood pressure, barcode readers, musical gift cards all have some batteries inside. Mostly supplied by the above or alternative manufacturers, ecia distribution channels.

PRBA Lithium Battery Test Summary:
Questions, Answers, and Examples
Beginning January 1, 2020, the UN Model Regulations, IMDG Code, ICAO
Technical Instructions, IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and other related
national and international dangerous goods regulations will require
manufacturers and distributors of lithium cells and batteries and equipment
powered by cells and batteries make available a “Test Summary” as specified in
the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria,

Summary: Amazon is not the bad player with this policy, you might recall they had a major problem in EU with regards to shipping a Amazon Battery Order(s) or multiples of the same.