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Dangerous goods identification guide (hazmat)

Dangerous goods (also called hazmat) are substances or materials that may pose a risk during storing, handling, or transporting because they contain flammable, pressurized, corrosive, or otherwise harmful substances. To prevent potential health and safety risks, Amazon gathers dangerous goods information related to any products sold on Amazon.

Keep in mind that “dangerous goods” also refers to consumer products such as laptops, smartphones, household cleaners, spray paints, and cosmetics. You can find a list of products that may be regulated as dangerous goods at the bottom of this page.

Note: To provide safety data sheets (SDS) and exemption sheets, go to the upload document tool page. For detailed information about these documents, visit Dangerous goods required information and documentation (hazmat).

Dangerous goods are divided into nine classes based on specific characteristics (see sections below). Some classes or divisions within classes are prohibited for FBA.

On this page, you’ll learn about:

  • Which dangerous goods can be sold through FBA
  • Which product classes, divisions, or both are prohibited for FBA
  • How to determine if your product is a dangerous good (safety data sheet)
  • Dangerous goods regulations
  • Compliance and responsibilities for sellers
  • Products that may be regulated as dangerous goods

For more information on dangerous goods, see Dangerous goods required information and documentation (hazmat).

Important: The physical and chemical properties of a unique, finished product define whether or not it’s a dangerous good. That’s why there is no pre-defined classification based on product type. It’s also why we require specific dangerous goods information and documentation, even if your product is not regulated as a dangerous good.

Dangerous goods that can be sold through FBA

As a seller on Amazon, you must ensure that your products comply with all dangerous goods regulations. The following dangerous goods can be sold through FBA:

Class Division Name Label UN ID Product description Examples
9 - Miscellaneous dangerous substances


UN3480 UN3481 UN3090 UN3091 Lithium batteries Power banks, cameras, mobile phones, battery chargers


UN2807 Magnetized material Speakers less than 30 cm in diameter, big magnets
Important: Lithium battery products must meet certain conditions (according to packing instructions 965 to 970 of latest IATA DGR). For more information, visit Requirements for lithium batteries and products that are shipped with lithium batteries.

FBA Dangerous Goods program

The Dangerous Goods program allows for the sale of additional types of dangerous goods. To enroll, use the Look up an ASIN tool at the top of this page and select Dangerous Goods FAQ.

If approved for the program, you can send additional dangerous goods in compliance with the program’s terms and conditions. Products sent to fulfillment centers must be:

Also note that some classes of dangerous goods, even in limited quantities, will be rejected by Amazon. See What cannot be sold through FBA below.

What can be sold in limited quantities

Products from these classes can be sold through FBA in limited quantities only:

Class Division Name Transport label Hazard pictogram
2 2.1 Flammable gases
2.2 Non-flammable, non-toxic gases
3 - Flammable liquids
4 4.1 Flammable solids
5 5.1 Oxidizers
5.2 Organic peroxides
6 6.1 Toxic substances
8 - Corrosive substances
9 - Miscellaneous dangerous substances
Important: For shipments of limited quantities of dangerous goods to Amazon fulfillment centers, the only accepted transport label is:


For more information, refer to Determining if your product is a dangerous good below. Also see:

What cannot be sold through FBA

The following classes or divisions are prohibited for FBA:

Class Division Name Transport label Hazard pictogram
1 - Explosive substances
2 2.3 Toxic gas
4 4.2 Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
4.3 Substances dangerous when wet
6 6.2 Infectious substances
7 - Radioactive material
Important: The above transport labels are for information only. Do not use these labels.

Determining if your product is a dangerous good

Any warning label or phrase on a product package means that it may be regulated as a dangerous good. Some dangerous goods products don’t require warning labels or phrases (for example, cosmetics and speakers with magnetized material). But the absence of labels or warnings does not mean they aren’t dangerous goods.

If you think your product may be regulated as a dangerous good, ask the manufacturer or supplier. The manufacturer is required to provide a safety data sheet (SDS) for all regulated products. You must in turn upload this SDS by using the upload dangerous goods documents tool.

Once the SDS is uploaded, Amazon will review it and classify your product accordingly, as long as the information is complete and accurate. For more information, visit Dangerous goods review process (hazmat) and Required dangerous goods information and documentation (hazmat).

To learn more, see:

Compliance and responsibilities for sellers

Dangerous goods sent to Amazon must comply with all applicable regulations to ensure that they are transported, stored, handled, and labeled safely and correctly. Noncompliance exposes employees, carriers, and customers to potential health and safety risks.

To sell dangerous goods through FBA, you must:

  • Stay informed about current, relevant legislation and regulations
  • Provide complete and correct information about your products
  • Provide a complete, correct, and up-to-date SDS or exemption sheet
Important: You will have 14 business days to comply with product safety compliance requirements. Not providing this information may result in delayed shipments, canceled customer deliveries, or inventory disposed at your expense. Amazon reserves the right to take the corresponding actions without prior notice.

When sending inventory to Amazon, you’re confirming that all products comply with any legal requirements, and that the information provided is complete, correct, and current.

Providing incorrect or incomplete information may result in your products being blocked for sale. Corrective actions may also be required, or you may lose your Amazon selling privileges. Products identified as unfulfillable dangerous goods upon receipt at a fulfillment center may be disposed of at your expense.

Products that may be regulated as dangerous goods

These product categories don’t contain every potential dangerous good. However, they offer useful examples of dangerous goods that could be among your listings.

Use the Look up an ASIN tool above to see whether a particular FBA ASIN is classified as a dangerous good.

Apparel

  • Hats and vests with rechargeable batteries
  • Hat stiffener
  • Apparel stain remover

Automotive

  • Engine and tire care
  • Interior and paint care
  • Oils and fluids
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Spillable and non-spillable batteries
  • Airbags

Baby

  • Baby grooming and skincare
  • Antibacterial products

Beauty and personal care

  • Spray deodorants
  • Hairspray
  • Hair colors
  • Hair dyes
  • Perfume
  • Essential oils
  • Self-tanning lotions and sprays
  • Antiseptics and disinfectants
  • Verruca and wart treatments
  • Insect repellents
  • Aftershave treatments
  • Cleaning cartridges (electric shavers)
  • Hair removal solutions and treatments
  • Shaving creams or foams
  • Nail polish

Books

  • Songbooks
  • Magazines with beauty product samples
  • E-book devices, e-readers

Consumer electronics

  • Powerbanks
  • Cell phones
  • Chargers and batteries
  • Darkroom supplies
  • Speakers

Food and beverages

  • Aromatic essential oils
  • Products with high alcohol content
  • Foods in pressurized container/aerosol format (for example, whipped cream)
  • Spirits

Health and household

  • Cleansers and cleaners
  • Dishwashing liquids and powders
  • Laundry liquids and powders

Home improvement

  • Grills
  • Pest and insect control

Office

  • Cartridges and toners
  • Equipment cleansers
  • Tape, adhesives, and glue
  • Markers, highlighters, pens, and refills

Pet products

  • Ear and eye care
  • Flea, fly, mosquito, lice, and tick control
  • Itch remedies
  • Deodorizers
  • Aquarium glass cleaners
  • Aquarium water treatments and test kits

Shoes and bags

  • Light-up shoes
  • Sole and shoe stain remover
  • Shoe polish

Sports and outdoor

  • Airsoft supplies
  • Camp stoves
  • Hand warmers
  • E-bikes and e-scooters
  • Bike tools and equipment
  • Spillable and non-spillable batteries
  • Lifesaving vests

Toys

  • Battery-operated toys
  • Arts and crafts
  • Building kits
  • Chemistry sets
  • Painting and repair kits
  • Kits with sprays
  • Crackers

Video games

  • Controllers
  • Wireless and Bluetooth headsets
  • Gamepads
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