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Children’s School Supplies

Important: If you supply products for sale on Amazon, you must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings.

Backpacks

A backpack is a bag made of plastic, cloth, nylon, or other material and includes a snap, zipper, clasp, or drawstring closure, and is used to store school books and supplies. Backpacks often have two straps worn around the shoulders or one strap across the chest to hold the pack on one’s back.

Book Covers

A book cover is used to protect textbooks that are often lent by schools to their students. Book covers are made from stretchy fabric, paper, or similar material and often include decorative designs, such as flowers, animals, or cartoons.

Lunch Bags/Boxes

A lunch bag or box is made of plastic, cloth, nylon, metal, or other material and includes a snap, zipper, or magnetic snap closure, and is used to store food items.

Pencil Cases/Pouches

A pencil case or pouch is a small bag or container made of plastic, cloth, nylon, PVC, or other material and includes a snap, zipper, or clasp closure, and is used to store small school supplies.

Amazon may request children’s school supplies safety documentation at any time to confirm compliance.

Who should submit documents?

If you are contacted by Amazon, you must provide documents to confirm the safety of your products. Amazon requires certain documentation that indicates testing compliance with applicable standards or regulations for each product you are applying to sell.

How do I request approval to sell Children’s School Supplies?

Amazon’s policies require that children’s school supplies sold through the Amazon website meet specified certification standards. If you are contacted by Amazon, please submit the following information to child-safety@amazon.com:

  1. Company name
  2. Seller ID/Vendor ID
  3. Email address
  4. Phone number
  5. A list of ASINs you are applying to sell
  6. A Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) for the ASINs you are applying to sell
  7. Test reports from a CPSC-accepted testing laboratory confirming each product was tested to the requirements listed below:

    Product Amazon Testing Requirement
    Children's Backpacks CPSIA Lead, CSPA Phthalates & Cadmium, and 16 CFR 1500.50
    Children's Book Covers CPSIA Lead and CSPA Phthalates & Cadmium
    Children's Lunch Bags/Boxes CPSIA Lead, CSPA Phthalates & Cadmium, and 16 CFR 1500.50
    Children's Pencil Cases/Pouches CPSIA Lead, CSPA Phthalates & Cadmium, and 16 CFR 1500.50

For more information, see the following links: CPSIA, CSPA, and 16 CFR 1500.50.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) provides guidance for businesses on how to comply with federal requirements.

A list of CPSC-accepted labs is available here. Some labs provide special Amazon rates for testing. A list of these Compliance Solutions providers is available here.

Note: You certify that all materials you submit are true, authentic, and accurate. Amazon may remove your selling privileges for failing to meet these safety requirements.
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