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FBA Dangerous Goods program

The FBA Dangerous Goods program allows you to sell FBA-eligible products that have been classified as dangerous goods.

Dangerous goods (also called hazmat) are regulated substances or materials that may pose a risk during storing, handling, or transporting because they contain flammable, pressurized, corrosive, or otherwise harmful substances. “Dangerous goods” also refers to consumer products such as laptops, smartphones, household cleaners, spray paints, and cosmetics.

Note: To upload safety data sheets (SDS) and exemption sheets, go to Manage dangerous goods classification. For detailed information about these documents, go to Dangerous goods required information and documentation (hazmat).

The Dangerous Goods program in the US has a waitlist for participating. To join the waitlist, select FBA Dangerous Goods program below, click Next, then click Apply to the FBA Dangerous Goods program.

If you have inventory in an Amazon fulfillment center that becomes reclassified as a dangerous good, you will automatically be added to the waitlist. Once on the waitlist, you’ll be notified when a chance to participate in the program becomes available.

Products sold through Dangerous Goods are eligible for Prime, though some may not be eligible for two-day shipping. Due to transportation regulations, many of these products are available for ground transport only. Therefore, they are eligible for Prime four- to five-day shipping.

Note: Certain dangerous goods can be sold on Amazon but are not eligible for FBA because they can’t be stored in fulfillment centers. Products sent to fulfillment centers must comply with FBA policies and legal requirements for dangerous goods, even if they’re not currently restricted by FBA.

To learn more about dangerous goods, refer to these Help pages and Seller University videos:

Dangerous goods identification guide (hazmat) See which dangerous goods can be sold through FBA, what’s prohibited, and how to tell if your product is a dangerous good.
Dangerous goods required information and documentation (hazmat) Learn about information required during FBA listing creation and conversion, and about safety data sheets and exemption sheets.
Dangerous goods review process (hazmat) Learn how long it takes to review ASINs converted to FBA and which documents may be required.
Intro to Dangerous Goods (video) Learn how classification affects fulfillment and shipping, when classification is required, and product information requirements.
Dangerous Goods Awareness (video) Learn about common examples of dangerous goods and what to consider when selling dangerous goods on Amazon.
Submitting Safety Data Sheets (video) Learn six important rules for submitting SDS.

Dangerous goods classification

To be sold through FBA, your products must be correctly classified, regardless of whether you’re enrolled in the FBA Dangerous Goods program.

Products in Unable to classify status when received at an Amazon fulfillment center will be set to Inactive. Once Inactive, they can’t be sold or replenished until they’re correctly classified.

Items become Active (sellable) once they’re classified as allowed dangerous goods and received at a fulfillment center that handles dangerous goods (see Fulfillment center storage below). Any such inventory stored at a standard fulfillment will be automatically transferred to one that handles these items. We will notify you by email of the transfer, which can take several weeks. Inventory will be in Reserved status while in transit.

If stored inventory becomes classified as dangerous goods prohibited for FBA, it will be disposed of at your expense. This includes inventory in fulfillment centers that handle dangerous goods. We will notify you by email of the classification change.

Note: If you disagree with the classification, upload a new safety data sheet or exemption sheet on Manage dangerous goods classification.

Whether or not you’re enrolled in the program, you must do the following when listing a product that is under classification review or is regulated as a dangerous good:

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.

Fulfillment center storage

Dangerous goods storage limits

Space at fulfillment centers designed to safely process and store dangerous goods is divided among two categories: flammable and aerosol.

Once enrolled in the Dangerous Goods program, you can see your dangerous goods storage limits by going to your Shipping Queue and Inventory Performance. The storage monitor section at the bottom of the page will show limits for flammable storage and aerosol storage.

Dangerous goods storage limits are based on marketplace performance and the space that you actively use. We regularly assess these metrics and adjust limits accordingly. Storage limits are not based on your Inventory Performance Index score.

To request additional dangerous goods storage, contact Selling Partner Support and provide documented proof of need. This documentation includes the following:

  • A list of dangerous goods ASINs
  • Amounts of each ASIN that you intend to ship to fulfillment centers
  • Supporting shipping plans, invoices, and purchase orders
  • Other documents as requested by Amazon
Note: Additional-storage requests are not being considered for Canada or Mexico at this time.

FBA storage limits

FBA measures storage in volume rather than units and has separate monthly storage fees for dangerous goods items. To see how your products are categorized and how much cubic feet they occupy, go to FBA Inventory Age and the Inventory Age report.

For more information, go to FBA inventory storage limits.

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